22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Faro
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Change things up with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Odemira (about 2h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, enjoy some diversion at Piscinas Municipais de Evora, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip maker app.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
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Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). There's still lots to do: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lagos attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in October since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Telheiro Beach, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Cape Saint Vincent, Algar de Benagil
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fortaleza de Cacela (in Vila Nova de Cacela), Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Tavira (Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours & Sao Bras Chapel). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape St. Mary, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Alagoa.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Fortaleza de Cacela, Caramelo Beach Club, Praia da Alagoa
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Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Fortaleza de Cacela ©
Fortaleza de Cacela
Sao Bras Chapel ©
Sao Bras Chapel

3
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary app.

Fly from Faro to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Faro in October since evenings lows in Porto dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, O Sitio, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nazare
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
O Sitio
O Sitio
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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