12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Batalha Monastery and Cabo da Roca. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lisbon is minus 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Cabo da Roca
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Family-friendly places like Praia Gale and Praia da Marinha will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Saint Vincent. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Ponta Da Piedale) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água and stroll through Algarve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 17th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online road trip planner .

Getting from Albufeira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in July: highs in Evora hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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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

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