11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  16 h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Seattle

3
nights
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 Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Cabo da Roca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Venture out of the city with trips to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde) and Farol do cabo da Roca (in Sintra). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Republican Guard, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
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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 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, thensee the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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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

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Praia Da Rocha, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lagos trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Lagos to be somewhat warmer, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Church of St. Anthony, Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Porto

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 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, thensnap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, thenexplore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

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You can fly from Lagos to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lagos in September; daily highs in Porto reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Braga, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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