7 days in Portugal Itinerary

7 days in Portugal Itinerary

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7 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Vienna
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fatima visit planner.

Vienna, Austria to Fatima is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Fatima reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Miradouro do Suberco, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner .

Getting from Fatima to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get outdoors at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Visit Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro), Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta Da Piedale, & more) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira journey planner.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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