18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Castelo Branco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Monsanto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Castelo Branco
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
6
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Madrid

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marechal Carmona Park, Boca do Inferno, Monserrate Palace, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arco do Triunfo and Vasco da Gama Bridge. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, take some stellar pictures from Mirante Belvedere, do Arco da Rua Augusta, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon route planner .

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Lisbon reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca, National Coach Museum
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora route planning app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jardim Do Paco Episcopal and then stroll through Geopark Naturtejo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Castelo Branco attractions planner .

You can drive from Evora to Castelo Branco in 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toMonsanto.

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Parks
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Geopark Naturtejo ©
Geopark Naturtejo
Jardim do Paco Episcopal ©
Jardim do Paco Episcopal

1
night
Monsanto

Monsanto ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Monsanto, wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto, and then get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Velha.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Monsanto day trip site .

You can drive from Castelo Branco to Monsanto in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Monsanto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monsanto, Idanha-a-Vehla
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Monsanto ©
Monsanto
Idanha-a-Vehla ©
Idanha-a-Vehla

few
hours
Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Castelo Branco trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Monsanto to Castelo Branco in an hour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
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4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences, Clerigos Tower, Estadio do Dragao, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, explore the activities along Rio Douro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Castelo Branco to Porto in 3 hours. In April in Porto, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

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