28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cascais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belem
— 3 nights
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Setubal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Troia
— 3 nights
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Comporta
— 1 night
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Melides
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Panteao Nacional and Convento dos Cardaes. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Roque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Lisbon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Lisbon to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Cascais

— 2 nights

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Palacio Seixas, then explore the world behind art at Zazule, then take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Sebastiao. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, explore the historical opulence of Palacio Cidadela Cascais, examine the collection at Environmental Center of Pedra do Sal, then don't miss a visit to Cabo da Roca, and finally enjoy the sea views from Farol da Guia.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cascais trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Cascais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Cascais are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 28th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Alma shopping Mall, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiquesocasiao - Antiguidades Alfarrabista Discos, then look for gifts at Coisas e Sabores, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coimbra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Shopping · Historic Sites

Porto

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally look for gifts at Livraria Lello. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto tour planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Porto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sintra.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Sintra

— 3 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace. For shopping fun, head to Maria Madrugas or Sinistra. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, have some family-friendly fun at Five Historic Photography Studio, steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Sintra.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sintra online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Sintra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Sintra, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belem.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Belem

— 3 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Coach Museum and Maritime museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belem trip maker tool.

Belem is very close to Sintra. In March in Belem, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Belem

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Setubal

— 3 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Azulejos de Azeitao, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, sample the fine beverages at A Casa do Arrabidine, then get some fabulous bargains at Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Castelo de Sao Filipe, contemplate the long history of Palacio e Quinta da Bacalhoa, get answers to all your questions at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca do Bocage, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Setubal holiday tool.

Getting from Belem to Setubal by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Troia.

Things to do in Setubal

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Troia

— 3 nights
Troia is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tee off at Troia Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Atlantica de Soltroia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Troia Beach, and explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins of Troia.

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You can drive from Setubal to Troia in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Troia are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Comporta.

Things to do in Troia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Comporta

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Same Same. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia do Carvalhal, step into the grandiose world of Sitio arqueologico romano do Cerrado do Castelo, and then kick back and relax at Pego Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Comporta attractions planner.

Comporta is very close to Troia. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Melides.

Things to do in Comporta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Melides

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Santiago do Cacem, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Santiago do Cacem, take an in-depth tour of Sines Museum, then stop by A Talha, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melides trip planner.

Melides is just a stone's throw from Comporta. March in Melides sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melides

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.