18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal tour planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Tomar
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 1 night
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Albufeira
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Palacio de Monserrate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, visit Alfama, take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary tool.

Dallas, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Lisbon is 6 hours. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Tomar

— 2 nights
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Aqueduto dos Pegoes, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Almourol, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Cristo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tomar attractions app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Tomar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Tomar sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Historico de Evora and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tomar to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Sagres

— 1 night

End of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sagres online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Evora in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sagres, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Albufeira

— 5 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Olhos de Água. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta da Piedade and Praia Gale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia Dona Ana (in Lagos) and Old Town Faro (in Faro). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Sao Rafael and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira visit planner.

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Albufeira are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 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.