25 days in Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Portugal Itinerary

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25 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fatima
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Manama

4
nights
Porto

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.
Visit Bom Jesus do Monte and Santuario de Santa Luzia for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Guimaraes Castle. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Paco dos Duques de Braganca (in Guimaraes), O Navio Gil Eannes (in Viana do Castelo) and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planning app .

Manama, Bahrain to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manama to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in December, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo, Bom Jesus do Monte, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

3
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Popular historic sites such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Basilica da Santissima Trindade are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Batalha Monastery and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fatima: Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Tomar (Convent of Christ & Castelo de Tomar) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and admire the masterpieces at Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Fatima trip maker app .

Drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra, Tomar, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Explore hidden gems such as Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Cromeleque dos Almendres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Arquivo Fotografico de Evora, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Evora holiday builder .

You can drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Evora sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Castelo de Marvao
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Saint Vincent and Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Old Town Faro (in Faro), Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Ponta Da Piedale, & more) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach and take in the exciting artwork at Corte-Real Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira travel route planner .

Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Step out of Funchal with an excursion to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Valley of the Nuns, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center.

Discover how to plan a Funchal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Albufeira to Funchal in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Albufeira in December since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Colecao Berardo. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip tool .

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4 hours. In December, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Funchal - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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