27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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27 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Faro
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Funchal
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
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.
You've added Casa do Infante, Parque da Cidade do Porto, Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Porto is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Porto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You've added Monastery of Alcobaca, Castelo de Ourém, Batalha Monastery, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip site .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. August in Coimbra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ, Monastery of Alcobaca, Castelo de Ourém
Highlights from your plan
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route builder app .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Boca do Inferno
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally make a trip to Praca do Giraldo.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Evora trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.

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
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tavira Island, Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio and Castelo de Mertola. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Mertola, then steep yourself in history at Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Faro day trip planning tool .

Getting from Evora to Faro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Faro: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mertola, Tavira Island
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

5
nights
Funchal

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque de Santa Catarina, Quinta Jardins do Imperador, Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and get a new perspective on nature at Monte Palace Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Funchal trip tool .

You can fly from Faro to Funchal in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Faro in August: highs in Funchal hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Cabo Girao, Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, Pico Ruivo, Sao Vicente Caves
Highlights from your plan
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira

1
night
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forte de Sao Sebastiao as well as Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista. On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvao, and finally explore the historical opulence of Forte de Sao Sebastiao.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Angra do Heroismo visit planner.

Getting from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista ©
Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista
Forte de Sao Sebastiao ©
Forte de Sao Sebastiao

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, Igreja Paroquial das Sete Cidades, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada route planning site .

Fly from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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