23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Alcacer do Sal
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago do Cacem
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vidigueira
— 1 night
Drive
6
Estremoz
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Guarda
— 1 day
Drive
8
Vila Nova de Foz Coa
— 1 night
Drive
9
Peso Da Regua
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Viseu
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Lousa
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Torres Vedras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights

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Alcacer do Sal

— 1 night
Alcácer do Sal is a municipality in Portugal, located in Setúbal District. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Cripta Arqueologica de Alcacer do Sal, make a trip to Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Alcacer do Sal.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alcacer do Sal itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Alcacer do Sal. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Santiago do Cacem on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Alcacer do Sal

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Santiago do Cacem

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trot along with Passeios a Cavalo Melides and then explore the activities along Lagoa de Santo Andre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago do Cacem visit planner.

Traveling by car from Alcacer do Sal to Santiago do Cacem takes an hour. September in Santiago do Cacem sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Santiago do Cacem

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Sagres

— 2 nights

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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sagres itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Santiago do Cacem to Sagres in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Santiago do Cacem in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Sagres: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Albufeira

— 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Vidigueira.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Vidigueira

— 1 night
Vidigueira is a town and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal. On the 2nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castle of Portel, then delve into the distant past at Núcleo Museológico de S. Cucufate/Casa do Arco, and then snap pictures at Ponte Romana sobre a ribeira de Odivelas.

Start your trip to Vidigueira by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Vidigueira takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vidigueira when traveling from Albufeira in October, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estremoz.

Things to do in Vidigueira

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Estremoz

— 2 nights
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, then look for gifts at Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, and then examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, get curious at Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz, then do a tasting at Tiago Cabaco Wines, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Estremoz trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vidigueira to Estremoz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vidigueira to Estremoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Estremoz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Guarda.

Things to do in Estremoz

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Guarda

— 1 day
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Castle of Guarda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se-Catedral da Guarda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, then get to know the fascinating history of Judiaria da Guarda, and finally enjoy some diversion at Parque Urbano do Rio Diz.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Guarda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estremoz to Guarda in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Estremoz to Guarda, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vila Nova de Foz Coa.

Things to do in Guarda

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Vila Nova de Foz Coa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Vale do Coa Archaeological Park, engage your brain at Museu da Fundacao do Coa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Coa, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Numao, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fraga da Ola.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vila Nova de Foz Coa road trip tool.

Drive from Guarda to Vila Nova de Foz Coa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Peso Da Regua

— 3 nights
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinhao (The Douro Valley & Pinhao Railway Station). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at Museu do Douro.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Peso Da Regua tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Foz Coa to Peso Da Regua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Viseu

— 3 nights
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Explore Viseu's surroundings by going to Passadicos do Paiva (in Arouca) and Aveiro (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao, Ria de Aveiro, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, stop by Chocolateria Delicia, and browse the different shops at Palacio do Gelo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Viseu trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Viseu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lousa.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Lousa

— 2 nights
Lousã is a municipality in the district of Coimbra, in the central part of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Aldeia do Chiqueiro. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Aldeia do Casal Novo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Aldeia do Talasnal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lousa road trip website.

Getting from Viseu to Lousa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lousa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Torres Vedras.

Things to do in Lousa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Torres Vedras

— 2 nights
Torres Vedras is a municipality in the Portuguese district of Lisbon, approximately 50km north of the capital Lisbon in the Oeste subregion of the Centro region. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at Epic Escape Game, examine the collection at Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade, then learn about winemaking at AdegaMae, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Forte de Sao Vicente.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Torres Vedras day trip website.

Getting from Lousa to Torres Vedras by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Torres Vedras

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Golf
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip maker.

You can drive from Torres Vedras to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

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.

Guarda District travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Landmarks · Castles
The district of Guarda is located in the Centro Region of Portugal, except Vila Nova de Foz Côa, which is in the Norte Region. The district capital and most populous city is Guarda.MunicipalitiesThe district contains 14 municipalities: Aguiar da Beira Almeida Celorico da Beira Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Fornos de Algodres Gouveia Guarda Manteigas Mêda Pinhel Sabugal Seia Trancoso Vila Nova de Foz CôaSubregions Included within the District of GuardaBeira Interior Norte, Serra da Estrela, Douro and Dão-Lafões.

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