17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
2
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
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, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and browse the collection at Museu Serralves.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Porto due to the time zone difference. April in Porto sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

3
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Sao Bras Chapel & Jardim do Coreto). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Faro online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Faro by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Faro are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tavira, Ria Formosa
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Walking tours
Food Tours

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa), Albufeira (Speed Boats Tours, Hot Wheels Raceway, &more) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, kick back and relax at Vau Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Church of St. Anthony, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Off-Road Tours
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, don't miss a visit to Jardim das Casas Pintadas, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora, and see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Evora attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Evora, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker app.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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