5 days in Alentejo Itinerary

5 days in Alentejo Itinerary

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Sesimbra
— 1 night
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Elvas
— 1 night
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Sesimbra

— 1 night
Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Troia Beach and then kick back and relax at Comporta Beach. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Espichel, and then contemplate the long history of Convent of the Capuchos.

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Lisbon to Sesimbra is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sesimbra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, then do a tasting at Herdade do Esporao, then step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Diana, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, then make a trip to Muralhas de Evora, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora.

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Drive from Sesimbra to Evora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Sesimbra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Elvas.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Elvas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Elvas, make a trip to Muralhas Seiscentistas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Dominicas, and finally steep yourself in history at Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications.

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Traveling by car from Evora to Elvas takes an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Elvas due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Elvas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites
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Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...