20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Olhao
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Curitiba

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning app .

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Curitiba to Lisbon. While traveling from Curitiba, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
nights
Lagos

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa), Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park (in Guia) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Barranco das Canas Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Zoomarine Algarve, The Way Tours, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

4
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caramelo beach (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio), Tavira (Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours & Ermida de Sao Sebastiao) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Camera Obscura, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olhao trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Tavira, Caramelo Beach Club, Praia da Alagoa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

5
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.
Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route website .

Getting from Olhao to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Porto is slightly colder than Olhao - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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