20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cascais
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Setubal
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive
5
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive
6
Faro
— 1 night
Drive
7
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
8
Evora
— 1 night
Drive
9
Coimbra
— Few hours
Drive
10
Viseu
— 1 night
Drive
11
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Rossio Square, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and finally take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon route planner.

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

4
nights
Cascais

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cascais: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, stop by Zazule, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, and go for a walk through Cabo da Roca.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cascais online trip maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

1
night
Setubal

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Galapinhos. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da California and then enjoy the sand and surf at Troia Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Setubal driving holiday website.

You can drive from Cascais to Setubal in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
Sagres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, take in the waterfront at Porto da Baleeira, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get outside with Praia do Beliche.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres trip maker site.

Drive from Setubal to Sagres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

1
night
Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at By Nature, stop by Centro Historico de Albufeira, and then get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira road trip website.

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Albufeira are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

1
night
Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape St. Mary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Faro online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Faro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

1
night
Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

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Drive from Faro to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

1
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Evora itinerary site.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

few
hours
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra and then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in August: highs in Coimbra hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

1
night
Viseu

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Third of San Francisco.

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You can drive from Coimbra to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Porto

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Porto takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

3
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Enjoy Lisbon some more: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning tool.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.