19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
2
Evora
— 4 nights
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
4
Faro
— 3 nights
5
Porto
— 4 nights

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, Casa Relvas
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lagos

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, have fun at Algarve Racing, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lagos tour planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Lagos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Off-Road Tours, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Algar de Benagil, Cape Saint Vincent
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Distillery Tours
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo in Tavira (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: go all around town with City Tours, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, have fun at Tennisinportugal, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Algarve Rock Brewery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Faro online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lagos to Faro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Faro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Almancil, Ria Formosa, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia
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Precious Time ©
Precious Time
Walking tours
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

4
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, shop like a local with Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Faro to Porto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Faro in December since evenings lows in Porto dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Museums
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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