30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Bus:  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 + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
5
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore Obidos' surroundings by going to Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare., &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa de Obidos, make a trip to Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and shop like a local with Mercado Biologico de Obidos.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Obidos trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Obidos by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Obidos to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Lagoa de Obidos ©
Lagoa de Obidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, hike along Choupal National Forest, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coimbra online itinerary planner.

Drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto journey planner.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to 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
Walking tours

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Step out of Tavira to go to Quarteira and see Aquashow Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Praia da Terra Estreita, kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, and take advantage of the amenities at Caramelo Beach Club.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Porto to Tavira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tavira when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Cacela, Aquashow Park, Caramelo Beach Club, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Praia da Terra Estreita ©
Praia da Terra Estreita
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Albufeira (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagos holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Church of St. Anthony, Cape Saint Vincent, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Go for a jaunt from Evora to Odemira to see Rota Vicentina about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and do a tasting at Casa Relvas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip maker site.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in September: highs in Evora hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Rota Vicentina
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Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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