25 days in Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Portugal Itinerary

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25 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h
1
Faro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Miranda do Douro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Lisbon
— 5 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Obidos
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + subway:  12​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Faro

Faro ©
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 26th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril, head off the coast to Tavira Island, then walk around Ria Formosa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Faro tour itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Faro is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Faro reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tavira, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Marina de Vilamoura, Ria Formosa
Highlights from your plan
Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

2
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lagos, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Evora tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in March, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques Ocasiao. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Coimbra sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miranda do Douro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

1
night
Miranda do Douro

Miranda do Douro ©
Miranda do Douro or Miranda de l Douro is a town and a municipality in the district of Bragança, northeastern Portugal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Natural do Douro Internacional. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural do Douro Internacional, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas, and then examine the collection at Museu da Terra de Miranda.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miranda do Douro online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coimbra to Miranda do Douro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Miranda do Douro

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Parque Natural do Douro Internacional
Highlights from your plan
Museu da Terra de Miranda ©
Museu da Terra de Miranda

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Miranda do Douro to Porto with the Route module. In April in Porto, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Sintra is known for historic sites, beaches, nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Sintra road trip website .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In April in Sintra, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cascais, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Obidos: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Nazare (Praia da Nazare, O Sitio, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Obidos tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sintra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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