19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
2
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Porto

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), make a trip to Liberdade Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Porto is 8 hours. In May, daytime highs in Porto are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
Food Tours

3
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Tavira (Sao Bras Chapel & Jardim do Coreto). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, go all around town with Precious Time, make a trip to Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, and stroll around Ria Formosa.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro online attractions planner.

Getting from Porto to Faro by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in May: high temperatures in Faro hover around 75°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tavira, Ria Formosa
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Food Tours
Spas

2
nights
Lagos

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony, then look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and finally hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Church of St. Anthony
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Off-Road Tours
Hot Wheels Raceway ©
Hot Wheels Raceway
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and make a trip to Jardim das Casas Pintadas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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