20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Braga
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Aveiro
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Albufeira
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv


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2
nights
Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Miramar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Porto is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Praia de Miramar
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra Penha, and finally explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes journey maker .

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

3
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Marcos Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cabedelo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Braga online road trip planner .

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In June, daytime highs in Braga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aveiro.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo, Castelo de Lindoso, Ecomuseu de Barroso
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

1
night
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Infante D. Pedro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Jacinto, and then stroll through Torreira Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aveiro road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Braga to Aveiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Sao Jacinto, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Torreira Beach
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Torreira Beach ©
Torreira Beach
Praia de Sao Jacinto ©
Praia de Sao Jacinto

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cience Museum, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then get engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S, and finally explore the ancient world of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, then see the interesting displays at Nucleo Museologico do Sal, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Fernando Namora.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coimbra tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Castelo de Montemor o Velho, Nucleo Museologico do Sal
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Republican Guard, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, and then view the masterpieces at Wozen.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planning website .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbra in June, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Arraiolos
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Popular historic sites such as Faro Cathedral and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia do Carvalho (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, stroll through Pescadores Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in June: highs in Albufeira hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Faro Cathedral, Praia do Carvalho, Pescadores Beach, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

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