13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Braga
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Braga road trip planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Braga is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Braga, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

4
nights
Lagos

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.
Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Gale and Praia do Camilo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach) and Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe (in Sagres). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Meia Praia, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lagos road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Braga to Lagos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Braga in July; daily highs in Lagos reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Sagres, Praia da Marinha
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 7th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Evora route website .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in July: highs in Evora hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Monastery of Alcobaca and Batalha Monastery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Capelas Imperfeitas. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip planner .

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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