24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal Trip Planner

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Beja
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Estremoz
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu and Fundacao Jose Saramago. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira and Palacio de Belem. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Ribeira Beach (in Cascais). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Costa de Caparica, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Museu do Chiado.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Carvalho Beach and Praia Sao Rafael. Popular historic sites such as Cerro da Vila and Torre da Medronheira are in your itinerary. Step out of Albufeira with an excursion to Praia da Marinha in Caramujeira--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with SUP Albufeira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and stroll through Praia da Falesia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beja.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beja

— 3 nights
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nucleo Museologico and Museu Regional de Beja (Museu Rainha D. Leonor). Get some cultural insight at Museu Visigotico--Igreja de Santo Amaro and Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beja: Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia (in Minas do Lousal), Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola (in Grandola) and Mertola (Museu de Arqueologia de Mertola - Campo Arqueologico & Pulo do Lobo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Jorge Vieira/Casa Das Artes and examine the collection at Museu do Relogio.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beja trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Beja takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Albufeira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beja, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Beja

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu de Evora and Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora. Explore hidden gems such as Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora. Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz, about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Arraiolos Castle and see the interesting displays at Museu do Marceneiro.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beja to Evora takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Estremoz.

Things to do in Evora

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Estremoz

— 2 nights
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Vila Vicosa, examine the collection at Treasure of the Paco de Vila Vicosa, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional dos Coches, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Rural da Casa do Povo de Santa Maria de Estremoz. On your second day here, get curious at Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Piedade, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Militar de Elvas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estremoz day trip app.

Drive from Evora to Estremoz in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Evora to Estremoz is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Estremoz

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja Santiago and Penedo da Saudade. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museu de Aveiro and Alianca Underground Museum. Step out of Coimbra with an excursion to Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) in Figueira da Foz--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Barra, see the interesting displays at Prisao Academica, trek along Choupal National Forest, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planning app.

You can drive from Estremoz to Coimbra in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estremoz to Coimbra. When traveling from Estremoz in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Porto

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa do Infante and Pharmacy Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Matosinhos Beach and Praia dos Ingleses. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Viana do Castelo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Canto Marinho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arda Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu do Traje, see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Viana do Castelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Ponte de Lima, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, and finally see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo journey builder.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo is 1 hour. In June in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.