12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
2
Porto
— 1 night
3
Evora
— 2 nights
4
Tavira
— 2 nights
5
Lagos
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and finally don't miss a visit to Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, then wander the streets of Alfama, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wroclaw to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wroclaw in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, learn about winemaking at Cave Vasconcellos, then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Corvos, then do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Porto travel route planning tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Porto is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Quinta dos Corvos ©
Quinta dos Corvos
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 28th (Wed), do a tasting at Ervideira, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo).

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora route tool.

Getting from Porto to Evora by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monte da Ravasqueira, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), Ervideira
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)

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Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Monte Gordo, kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, and then head off the coast to Tavira Island. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tavira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Tavira, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Monte Gordo, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Old Town Faro
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Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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nights
Lagos

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Dona Ana and Pescadores Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta da Piedade and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Venture out of the city with trips to Armacao de Pera Beach (in Silves), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Meia Praia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos online journey maker.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Armacao de Pera Beach, Algar de Benagil, Forte de Almádena, Cape Saint Vincent
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

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