24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal Trip Planner

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 3 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.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Quinta da Regaleira will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Troia Beach and Ribeira Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Cresmina Beach (in Cascais), Praia das Avencas (in Parede) and Praia de Galapinhos (in Setubal). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da ursa, get engrossed in the history at Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu, take a stroll through Chiado, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carvalho Beach and Torre da Medronheira. Take a break from the city and head to SUP Albufeira and Praia da Falesia. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Albufeira driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu Do Barro and then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Redondo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, then kick back and relax at Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Penedo da Saudade, then steep yourself in history at Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and then hike along Choupal National Forest.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra tour itinerary app.

Getting from Evora to Coimbra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia da Luz and Praia dos Ingleses. Explore hidden gems such as Igreja do Carmo and Igreja dos Grilos. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, stroll through Praia do Carneiro, take an in-depth tour of Casa do Infante, and kick back and relax at Praia do Ourigo.

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Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Viana do Castelo

— 3 nights
On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Canto Marinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and then kick back and relax at Arda Beach. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Lindoso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosteiro De Bravaes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio da Torre Velha.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Viana do Castelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo. In June, daily temperatures in Viana do Castelo can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Madeira Explorers and Madeira Film Experience. Get outdoors at Praia de Garajau and Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio. When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Levada do Castelejo in Machico, approximately Machico away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, stroll through Quinta Vigia, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro, and trek along Madeira Island Ultra Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Viana do Castelo to Funchal in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Viana do Castelo to Funchal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Viana do Castelo in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.