7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 27th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Evora is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Evora. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in March; daily highs in Evora reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online road trip planner .

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get your bearings at Livraria Lello, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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