12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cascais
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've added City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off, Arco do Triunfo, Time Out Market Lisboa, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), see what you want with City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off. On the next day, 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.

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San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Tours
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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

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto and Museu de Aveiro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Infante D. Pedro and Citania de Briteiros. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos & Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Trindade, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, get great views at Miradouro da Vitoria, and ponder the world of politics at Porto City Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Porto attractions planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Aveiro
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Citania de Briteiros ©
Citania de Briteiros
Museu de Aveiro ©
Museu de Aveiro

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu do Medronho and Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cella Vinaria Antiqua and Mother Church of Sta Maria. Venture out of the city with trips to eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio (in Cuba), Elvas (Igreja Da Misericordia Elvas, Sao Domingos Church, & more) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal (in Beja). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Termas Romanas, admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), and head outdoors with Evora Public Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Evora itinerary planner .

You can drive from Porto to Evora in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. 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, eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, Mother Church of Sta Maria, Cella Vinaria Antiqua, Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal
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Cella Vinaria Antiqua ©
Cella Vinaria Antiqua
Museu do Medronho ©
Museu do Medronho
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro ©

1
night
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cascais trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Evora to Cascais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cascais

Outdoors Museums Beaches

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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