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Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Batalha Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Monastery of Alcobaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Farol do cabo da Roca). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, brush up on your military savvy at Guarda Nacional Republicana Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Lisbon is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

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), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate 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, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then see the interesting displays at Ebora Megalithica, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo.

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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.
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Lagos — 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Praia Dona Ana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia.

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Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Lagos to be a bit warmer, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then snap 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, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then stroll around Museu Serralves.

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You can fly from Lagos to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lagos in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.