14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Lagos
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Lisbon Oceanarium, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for much hotter days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pick up some local products at Mercado Biologico de Obidos and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Obidos tour itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Obidos to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Obidos

Shopping
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Mercado Biologico de Obidos ©
Mercado Biologico de Obidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 29th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and finally see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aveiro trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Obidos to Aveiro in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Coimbra
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cape Saint Vincent in Sagres (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Aveiro to Lagos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Kayaking & Canoeing

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