11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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Tomar
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, then do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and finally stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Funchal trip maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Funchal is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Funchal. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in Funchal reach 23°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina.

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

You can fly from Funchal to Porto in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Funchal in December; daily highs in Porto reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tomar.
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Tomar — 2 nights

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Das Aparicoes, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tomar trip tool.

You can drive from Porto to Tomar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiado and Castelo dos Mouros. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Rossio Square, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and stop by Alfama.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon route builder tool.

You can drive from Tomar to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) 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 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) 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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