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
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
3
Fatima
— 2 nights
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.
Castelo dos Mouros and Belém Tower will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cabo da Roca and Quinta da Regaleira. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon sightseeing planning website .

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. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, then examine the collection at Museu de Evora, and finally examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Evora online trip itinerary builder .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fatima Luz e Paz, pause for some photo ops at Joao Paulo II, see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, then examine the collection at Museu de Cera, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatima.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fatima trip planner.

Drive from Evora to Fatima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in September, you will find days in Fatima are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums
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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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