24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

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24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Porto

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 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, see where the action happens at Estadio do Dragao, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Porto travel website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Porto is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra to go to Anca and see Anca Fountain, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Anca Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Evora journey builder website .

Drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbra in July, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sagres: Pontal da Carrapateira (in Aljezur), Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira) and Salema Beach (in Vila do Bispo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, get outside with Praia do Beliche, take in the pleasant sights at Torre da Aspa, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagres online route builder .

You can drive from Evora to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Sagres, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Carrapateira, Pontal da Carrapateira
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Lagos (Pro Putting Garden, Ponta da Piedade, & more) and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (in Almancil). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and enjoy some diversion at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Praia Da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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