12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive
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Rogil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Evora
Drive
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Sagres
— 1 night
Drive

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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belém Tower, Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see Solfun Surf School, get outside with Lisbon by Boat, make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Guincho Beach, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Wild Walkers.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Albufeira travel planning tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rogil.
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Rogil — 2 nights

On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia da Carriagem, kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rogil online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Rogil takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Rogil, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Get outdoors at Praia do Carneiro and Douro River. You'll get in some beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia de Miramar. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Matosinhos Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rogil to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rogil in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, do a tasting at Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio De Almeida, then steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and finally steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Evora. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, do a tasting at Ravasqueira, then admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, and finally don't miss a visit to Medieval Arcades of Evora.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Evora travel route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Evora sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Evora.
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Evora

On the 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary builder.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sagres.
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Sagres — 1 night

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Porto da Baleeira and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sagres online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sagres when traveling from Evora in December, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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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