19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect nights in Lisbon to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Evora online vacation planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lisbon in February since evenings lows in Evora dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then surround yourself with nature on Far-EcoTuk, and finally look for gifts at Canastra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, then stroll through Praia da Falesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Albufeira trip site.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albufeira when traveling from Evora in February, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Porto to Povoa de Varzim to see Falua Massage Studio about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, and shop like a local with Mercado do Bolhao.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip builder app.

Fly from Albufeira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 4 nights
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, walk around Parque Verde do Mondego, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.