28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

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28 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Carvoeiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Praia da Rocha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Lisbon
— 4 nights
8
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Evora
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Bucharest

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, nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto journey builder .

Bucharest, Romania to Porto is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Porto. While traveling from Bucharest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, then contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha.

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You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Camera Obscura, stroll through Praia do Barril, and then don't miss a visit to Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, stop by Canastra, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tavira travel route planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Tavira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saberes do Algarve, Canastra, Praia de Monte Gordo
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 18th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tavira to Albufeira in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Algar Seco. On your second day here, cool off at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park and then kick back and relax at Praia marinha.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carvoeiro trip planning site .

Carvoeiro is just a short distance from Albufeira. In June, daily temperatures in Carvoeiro can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Praia da Rocha.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Silves, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park ©
Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park
Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco

3
nights
Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha ©
A bustling beach resort in Algarve's Portimão, Praia da Rocha is home to both high-rise hotels and 19th-century mansions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Caldas de Monchique. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montes da Fóia, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and then head outdoors with Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia da Rocha route planning website .

Praia da Rocha is just a short distance from Carvoeiro. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Praia da Rocha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Monchique, Praia Grande
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, and stroll through Lisbon Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Drive from Praia da Rocha to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Praia da Rocha in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lisbon

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Bairro Alto, then browse the fresh offerings at Time Out Market, and finally take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planning app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Neighborhoods Classes
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Walking tours
Time Out Market Lisboa ©
Time Out Market Lisboa

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 1st (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Meia Praia. On the next day, kick back and relax at Camilo Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and then get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia

3
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, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto de Agua de Prata, explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, and make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Evora

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

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