28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18 h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cascais
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Coimbra
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Belem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Setubal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Troia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Comporta
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Melides
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Avenida da Liberdade and Basilica da Estrela. 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 Igreja do Santo Condestavel, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and 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 catch the train to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

2
nights
Cascais

Cascais ©
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 where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cascais trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Cascais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Seixas ©
Palacio Seixas
Palacio Cidadela Cascais ©
Palacio Cidadela Cascais
Capela de Sao Sebastiao ©
Capela de Sao Sebastiao

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
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 Dolce Vita Mall, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques Ocasiao, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coisas e Sabores ©
Coisas e Sabores
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Antiques Ocasiao ©
Antiques Ocasiao

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.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally look for gifts at Livraria Lello. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help 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.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto tour planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. 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 drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
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 Park and National Palace of Pena. For shopping fun, head to Sinistra or Sintra Museum Klaus Ohnsmann. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Sintra, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, and look for gifts at Maria Madrugas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sintra vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Porto to Sintra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. March in Sintra sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Belem.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
nights
Belem

Belem ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Coach Museum and Belem Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Belem journey builder website.

Belem is very close to Sintra. March in Belem sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Belem

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mercado de Alges, Decathlon Amadora - Parque em Forma
Highlights from your plan
National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB ©
Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB
Maritime museum ©
Maritime museum

3
nights
Setubal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Azulejos de Azeitao, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, learn about winemaking at A Casa do Arrabidine, then revel in the low prices at Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fort of Sao Filipe, steep yourself in history at Palacio e Quinta da Bacalhoa, then get all the information you need 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.

To see reviews, other places to visit, 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 take a 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 Museums

Side Trips

Palmela, Azulejos de Azeitao, Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet
Highlights from your plan
Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet ©
Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
A Casa do Arrabidine ©
A Casa do Arrabidine

3
nights
Troia

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

Side Trip

Troia Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Roman Ruins of Troia ©
Roman Ruins of Troia
Troia Golf Course ©
Troia Golf Course

1
night
Comporta

Comporta ©
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 traveler tips, reviews, photos, 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carvalhal, Sitio arqueologico romano do Cerrado do Castelo
Highlights from your plan
Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal

2
nights
Melides

Melides ©
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.

For more things to do, where to stay, 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 Shopping

Side Trips

Sines, Santiago do Cacem, Praia dos Buizinhos
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem ©
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem
Igreja da Misericordia de Santiago do Cacem ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Santiago do Cacem
Praia dos Buizinhos ©
Praia dos Buizinhos

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