21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Sintra
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Obidos
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 1 night
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Covas do Douro
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Elvas
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 night
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Faro
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally shop like a local with Rossio Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisbon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra online trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Sintra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de Óbidos and Igreja de Santa Maria. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Nazare and Royal Obidos Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Praia do Norte (in Nazare) and Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande) (in Peniche). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Obidos Village, explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos, play a few rounds at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, and take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Obidos online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sintra to Obidos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sintra in September, you will find days in Obidos are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, immerse yourself in nature at Choupal National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Reconquinho.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aveiro

— 2 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Vagueira, kick back and relax at Praia da Costa Nova, and then don't miss a visit to Ostraveiro.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aveiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Porto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and then do a tasting at Taylor's Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Braga

— 1 night

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): slough off your stress at Deeplyzen Day Spa, shop like a local with House of Coimbra, and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial do Faial.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Covas do Douro.

Things to do in Braga

Shopping · Beaches · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Covas do Douro

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, then do a tasting at Quinta do Crasto, and then stop by Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Covas do Douro trip maker app.

You can drive from Braga to Covas do Douro in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Covas do Douro

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Monsanto

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Idanha-a-Vehla, then stroll through Penha Garcia, and then wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monsanto itinerary planner.

You can drive from Covas do Douro to Monsanto in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Elvas.

Things to do in Monsanto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Elvas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): walk around Praca da Republica, then contemplate the long history of Forte de Santa Luzia, and then learn about winemaking at Tiago Cabaco Wines.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Elvas tour planning app.

Getting from Monsanto to Elvas by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Elvas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 26th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Inalentejo Guided Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see where the ancients bathed at In Acqua Veritas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday builder.

Drive from Elvas to Evora in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elvas to Evora. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Faro

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins of Milreu, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, and finally head outdoors with Far-EcoTuk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Faro to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lagos

— 1 night

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 28th (Tue), head outdoors with Praia da Batata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Troia Beach and Praia do Ouro. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Rua Augusta. Change things up with a short trip to Sado Emotion in Troia (about 1h 20 min away). Explore Lisbon further: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.