21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal planner

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Obidos
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In October, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Bolodoce & Cafe, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Hugo's Quad Bike Adventure, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then stroll through Lagoa dos Salgados.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portimao online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Portimao, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take the plunge with Skydive Portugal, fly like a bird with Skydive Fly4Fun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and indulge your senses at Inalentejo Guided Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Evora online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Adventure

Side Trip

Obidos

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & O Sitio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, play a few rounds at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Tower, and take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Evora to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Obidos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Coimbra to Tomar to see Convento de Cristo about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Dedicate the 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Adventure · Outdoors

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.