17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  10 h
1
Braga
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
2
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
End: Ljubljana

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 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Braga trip itinerary builder tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Braga is an approximately 10-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Braga. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ljubljana in June: highs in Braga hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guimaraes
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Dona Ana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre and Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Praia Gale, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Braga to Albufeira by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Braga in June; daily highs in Albufeira reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Tavira, Praia da Marinha, Odeceixe Beach, Pescadores Beach
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, kick back and relax at Praia do Zavial, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, stroll through Arrifana Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vale Figueiras Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sagres day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Praia da Luz
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sagres in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Convent of Christ (in Tomar), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia da Nazare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia da Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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