8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 1 night
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Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra.

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Philadelphia, USA to Evora is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lagos, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll around Museu Serralves, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

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Traveling by flight from Lagos to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in April since evenings lows in Porto dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.