31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

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Fly to Lisbon, Train to Portimao
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Sagres
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Mafra
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Fatima
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Serra da Estrela
— 3 nights
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Braganca
— 2 nights
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Portimao

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Vau Beach, delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves, and then stroll through Praia da Marinha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Quinta Do Frances Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Algarve Discovery, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portimao trip itinerary site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Portimao is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Portimao is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, things will get slightly colder in Portimao: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): stop by Mar d'Estorias, do a tasting at Monte da Casteleja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lagos travel route planner.

Lagos is just a stone's throw from Portimao. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa dos Salgados, stroll through Praia da Marinha, then get outside with Subnauta Dive The Algarve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

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Traveling by car from Lagos to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sagres travel route planning tool.

Getting from Albufeira to Sagres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal da Vidigueira, then admire all the interesting features of Cella Vinaria Antiqua, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sagres to Evora in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Sagres in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.
For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Praia da ursa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip site.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Sintra

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 13th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Câmara Municipal, then steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally look for gifts at Juicy Soaps. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In May, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mafra.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Mafra

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mafra sightseeing planner.

Mafra is very close to Sintra. May in Mafra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Nazare.

Things to do in Mafra

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Nazare

— 1 night
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu Monografico do Barrio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, and then admire the masterpieces at Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nazare travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mafra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Mafra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nazare, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Nazare

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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Fatima

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, look for gifts at Casa Trovao, then Head underground at Grutas da Moeda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Capela Das Aparicoes.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nazare to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then explore the ancient world of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Coimbra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Serra da Estrela.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Serra da Estrela

— 3 nights
Visit Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo and Praia Fluvial de Loriga for some beach relaxation. Museu Arqueologico do Fundao and Aldeia do Xisto de Fajao are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Serra da Estrela with an excursion to Museu do Piodao in Piodao--about 1h 10 min away.

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Drive from Coimbra to Serra da Estrela in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Serra da Estrela

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Aveiro

— 2 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museu de Aveiro, stroll through Praia da Costa Nova, and then examine the collection at The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Aveiro.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Serra da Estrela to Aveiro takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Porto

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Museu Serralves. Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos for their historical value. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao) and Convento de Santo Antonio Church (in Aveiro). Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stop by Livraria Lello, learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

Discover how to plan a Porto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Braganca

— 2 nights
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Braganca trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Porto to Braganca in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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.