10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castelo de S. Jorge as well as Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Quinta da Regaleira and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Change things up with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Lisbon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

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Lagos

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Falesia and Praia Da Rocha. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lagos day trip website.

Getting from Porto to Lagos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Evora road trip planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in April, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Evora

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Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.