22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
3
Evora
— 4 nights
4
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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.
Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker app .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in October, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

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

2
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Museums Fun & Games
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Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tavira: Praia da Alagoa (in Altura), Praia Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo) and Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape St. Mary, stop by Praia-Mar - Maria José Dias Da Palma Simão Mestre, and stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tavira trip planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tavira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Monte Gordo, Cape St. Mary, Praia da Alagoa, Caramelo Beach Club, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, kick back and relax at Telheiro Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lagos trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Telheiro Beach, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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