10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Parque das Nacoes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guincho Beach and Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally make a trip to Capela dos Ossos.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Evora trip app.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 3 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Bring the kids along to Ponta da Piedade and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Camilo and Pescadores Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Algar de Benagil (in Benagil), Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Church of Misericordia of Alvor (in Alvor). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Peneco, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira visit planning site.

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Evora in August: highs in Albufeira hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Albufeira to Ponta Delgada in 6 hours. Traveling from Albufeira to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Portugal travel guide

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.