Four Day Alentejo Portugal Itinerary Including Évora

Despite its sudden popularity as Europe’s new tourism darling, it is still possible to sidestep the tourist mill a little to discover some of Portugal’s most beautiful and historic countryside.

We have put together this 4 day Alentejo and Évora itinerary based on self-drive.

Day 1 Évora (2 Nights)

Aim to arrive in Évora mid-morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring the historic centre, visiting some of the city’s main attractions.

The Roman Temple of Évora

The immaculate UNESCO-listed city has five millennia of history magnificently on display within the medieval walls.

Day 2: Évora and Surrounds

Take advantage of being the first at some of the more popular attractions; both the Cathedral of Évora & Capela dos Ossos open at 9:00 am.

Day 3: Évora, Monsaraz, Terena, Elvas

Make a stop en route at the beautiful Alqueva Lake. From here, you have spectacular views of the town of Monsaraz and its castle on the hill.

Day 4: Elvas and Surrounding Forts

Take an early morning stroll around town and enjoy breakfast in one of the many typical snack bars or bakeries.

Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graça Forts

The Nossa Senhora da Graça Fort, the larger of the two, was of great strategic importance in the wars of the 1700s’ but later served as a military prison up until the late 1980s’.

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