9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive to Faro Airport, Fly to Chennai

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Fatima

— 2 nights
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Capela Das Aparicoes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, don't miss a visit to Levada de Tomar – Moinhos e Lagares d’El Rei, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fatima trip planning tool.

Chennai, India to Fatima is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Fatima. In March, Fatima is cooler than Chennai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Sra. do Castelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santiago, then step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Antonio Church (Reguengos de Monsaraz), and finally explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Evora vacation builder site.

Getting from Fatima to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Evora, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia da Falesia. Faro Cathedral and Old Town Faro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira road trip tool.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in March, Albufeira is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

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.