8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  12 h
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castelo dos Mouros
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Praia da Luz, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March in Lagos, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia da Luz
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Evora trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in March, Evora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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