10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ebora Megalithica, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire the ancient design of In Acqua Veritas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Evora visit planner.

Denver, USA to Evora is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 7 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lagos

— 3 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.
Visit Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Antigo Mercado de Escravos for their historical value. Malcolm Museum and Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia do Monte Clérigo (in Aljezur) and Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lagos attractions app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in December, Lagos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Pavilhao do Conhecimento and Museu Nacional do Azulejo will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Portugal travel guide

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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.