8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
3
Portimao
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Batalha Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Convent of Christ (in Tomar), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning tool .

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. In October, Lisbon is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Convent of Christ, Batalha Monastery, Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Cromeleque dos Almendres ©
Cromeleque dos Almendres
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponta Da Piedale and Falesia Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Pescadores Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Dona Ana (in Lagos). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portimao road trip app .

You can drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Portimao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Albufeira, Pescadores Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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