25 days in Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Portugal Itinerary

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25 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Porto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Go for a jaunt from Evora to Santiago do Cacem to see Rota Vicentina about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and examine the collection at Museu de Evora.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Evora day trip planning website .

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore Sagres' surroundings by going to Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil) and Aljezur (Vale Figueiras Beach, Praia do Amado, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach, steep yourself in history at Ponta do Castelo, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sagres route planner .

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. In October, daytime highs in Sagres are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aljezur, Telheiro Beach, Ponta do Castelo, Praia Vale Dos Homens
Highlights from your plan
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Casa Grade (in Porches), Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa) and Lagos (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta Da Piedale). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia Da Rocha, get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, and enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Lagoa, Algarve, Casa Grade, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

4
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, kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip app .

Fly from Albufeira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Beaches
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 Tomar and see Convent of Christ, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

3
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Nazare side-trips: Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, & more). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare., don't miss a visit to O Sitio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nazare online tour builder .

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nazare are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Obidos
Highlights from your plan
West Cliffs Golf Course ©
West Cliffs Golf Course
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Lagoa de Obidos ©
Lagoa de Obidos

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