30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Obidos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coimbra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Evora
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Obidos

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get out of town with these interesting Obidos side-trips: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Obidos Village, play a few rounds at West Cliffs Golf Course, explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos, and hunt for treasures at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Obidos sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Obidos to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Nazare
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Coimbra to Tomar to see Convent of Christ about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Choupal National Forest.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Obidos to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

5
nights
Porto

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.
Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio), Aquashow Park (in Quarteira) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Faro). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, get outside with Praia da Terra Estreita, and kick back and relax at Praia do Barril.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tavira trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Tavira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tavira, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Cacela, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Aquashow Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Albufeira (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos driving holiday site .

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

4
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Santiago do Cacem, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the architecture and design of University of Evora, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect nights in Evora to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rota Vicentina, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

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