11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
Train to Sete Rios, Bus to Fatima
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Fatima
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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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 Castelo dos Mouros and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra are in your itinerary. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Lisbon 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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): explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then get to know the fascinating history of 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 Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, see the interesting displays at Ebora Megalithica, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, and finally examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fatima.
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Fatima — 2 nights

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 see the interesting displays at Wax Museum of Fátima, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Evora to Fatima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fatima, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car 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): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Fatima to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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