12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
2
Porto
— 3 nights
3
Evora
— 3 nights
4
Cascais
— 1 night

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off, Arco do Triunfo, Time Out Market Lisboa, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the sights you want to with City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off. On your second day here, wander the streets of Rua Augusta, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then savor the flavors at Time Out Market Lisboa, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
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Mercado de Campo de Ourique ©
Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Rua Augusta ©
Rua Augusta
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu de Aveiro and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Citania de Briteiros and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Parque Infante D. Pedro (in Aveiro) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira (in Guimaraes). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Trindade, admire the striking features of Porto City Hall, and don't miss a visit to Praca dos Leoes.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto day trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Aveiro
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Garrafeira do Carmo ©
Garrafeira do Carmo
Citania de Briteiros ©
Citania de Briteiros

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Let the collections at Museu do Medronho and eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Termas Romanas and Mother Church of Sta Maria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Cella Vinaria Antiqua (in Vila de Frades), Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal (in Beja) and Elvas (Igreja Da Misericordia Elvas, Sao Domingos Church, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Evora holiday builder.

You can drive from Porto to Evora in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Evora, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Elvas, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, Cella Vinaria Antiqua, Mother Church of Sta Maria
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Cella Vinaria Antiqua ©
Cella Vinaria Antiqua
Museu do Medronho ©
Museu do Medronho
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro ©
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro

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Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cascais trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Cascais by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cascais

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Adraga
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Praia da Adraga ©
Praia da Adraga
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro

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