37 days in Portugal Itinerary

37 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Portimao
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Nazare
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 4 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Lobosonda - Madeira Whale Watching in Calheta, approximately Calheta away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Charlotte's CM Studio, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Madeira Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Funchal is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Funchal due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Funchal: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portimao.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Portimao

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos), Albufeira (Off-Road Tours, Speed Boats Tours, &more) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Portimao takes 5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in October, Portimao is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Porto

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello.

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

Getting from Portimao to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Porto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra to go to Tomar and see Convento de Cristo, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), make a trip to Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra road trip app.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Nazare

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Nazare: Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to O Sitio, kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and stroll through Praia da Nazare.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nazare day trip planning tool.

Getting from Coimbra to Nazare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nazare are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Lisbon

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 12:

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step out of Evora to go to Reguengos de Monsaraz and see Sharish Gin, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Evora journey website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:

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.