11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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
bus + 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 Monastery of Alcobaca and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batalha Monastery and Cabo da Roca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Farol do cabo da Roca) and Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

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Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Lisbon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, then examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Evora trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Evora, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 59°F at night. 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos day trip website .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 74°F and lows are around 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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