20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 1 night
Drive
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casino Estoril, Ribeira Beach and Time Out Market Lisboa. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Centro Historico de Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, and visit Bairro Alto.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing tool.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Porto Alegre - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 4 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta da Piedade). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Albufeira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
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Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Nazare (O Sitio & Praia da Nazare). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coimbra vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coimbra, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

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 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Ribeira do Porto, explore the activities along Douro River, and get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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