8 days in Alentejo Itinerary

8 days in Alentejo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  45 min
1
Setubal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Vila Nova de Milfontes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mertola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Setubal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Explore hidden gems such as Ribeira do Cavalo Beach and Comporta Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Galapinhos and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Setubal to Carvalhal to see Pego Beach about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Figueirinha Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado do Livramento, and get to know the fascinating history of Praca do Bocage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Setubal route planning app.

Lisbon to Setubal is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July in Setubal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Setubal

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sesimbra, Comporta Beach, Pego Beach
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Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia de Galapinhos ©
Praia de Galapinhos

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Vila Nova de Milfontes

Vila Nova de Milfontes ©
Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ilha do Pessegueiro, shop like a local with Atelier Vincent, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rota Vicentina, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim da Fonte Ferrea. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Praia do Malhao, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then head outdoors with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cape Sardao.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vila Nova de Milfontes online trip planner.

Drive from Setubal to Vila Nova de Milfontes in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Setubal in July: highs in Vila Nova de Milfontes hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mertola.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Odemira, Atelier Vincent, Ilha do Pessegueiro
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Ilha do Pessegueiro ©
Ilha do Pessegueiro
Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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night
Mertola

Mertola ©
Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Mertola, then steep yourself in history at Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio, then explore the activities along Pulo do Lobo, and finally get outside with Praia Fluvial da Mina de Sao Domingos.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mertola road trip app.

Getting from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Mertola by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Mertola

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Castelo de Mertola ©
Castelo de Mertola
Pulo do Lobo ©
Pulo do Lobo
Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio ©
Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then do a tasting at Adega Ervideira, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Evora.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Evora road trip app.

Getting from Mertola to Evora by car takes about 2 hours. July in Evora sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel, Adega Ervideira
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Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Adega Ervideira ©
Adega Ervideira
Walls of Evora ©
Walls of Evora