10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 night
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Tavira
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Lisbon — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Cabo da Roca, then kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.
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Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Evora tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Tavira.
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Tavira — 1 night

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Tavira Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, then take some stellar pictures from Castelo de Tavira, and finally make a trip to A Joaninha.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tavira trip maker tool.

Getting from Evora to Tavira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Tavira, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ponta da Piedade and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Visiting Praia da Marinha and Praia do Peneco will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Montes da Fóia (in Monchique). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, putt your heart out at Pro Putting Garden, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Tres Castelos Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lagos tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
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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 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip app.

You can fly from Lagos to Ponta Delgada in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Lagos, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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