28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Braga
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Miranda do Douro
Drive
5
Amarante
Drive
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Nazare
— 2 nights
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8
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cascais
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Rua Augusta and Avenida da Liberdadefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Natural da Arrabida and Centro Colombo. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porto

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Parque da Cidade do Porto. For shopping fun, head to Mercado Bom Sucesso or NorteShopping. There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, kick back and relax at Praia da Baia, stroll through Matosinhos Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Braga

— 4 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Do your shopping at Shopping Braga Parque and Minho Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata Tahiti and Rua do Souto. Explore Braga's surroundings by going to Cascata da Portela do Homem (in Geres), Praia do Cabedelo (in Viana do Castelo) and Sao Bento da Porta Aberta (in Terras de Bouro). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Conceicao, and get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Braga trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Braga, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miranda do Douro.

Things to do in Braga

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miranda do Douro

Miranda do Douro or Miranda de l Douro is a town and a municipality in the district of Bragança, northeastern Portugal. For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miranda do Douro sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Braga to Miranda do Douro takes 3 hours. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Amarante.

Things to do in Miranda do Douro

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Amarante

On the 6th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Ecopista da Linha do Tamega and then make a splash at Parque Aquatico Amarante.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amarante trip planner.

Getting from Miranda do Douro to Amarante by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aveiro.

Things to do in Amarante

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Aveiro

— 2 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Feitoria do Cacao, pick up some local products at Mercado Manuel Firmino, make a trip to Ostraveiro, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce and then make a trip to Universidade de Aveiro.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aveiro day trip planning website.

You can drive from Amarante to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Aveiro

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Nazare

— 2 nights
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare trip planning tool.

Drive from Aveiro to Nazare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tavira.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Tavira

— 4 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Barril and Praia da Alagoa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Xiri Beach Bar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tavira: Olhao (Kayaking & Canoeing & Ilha de Armona). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Tavira Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, admire the landmark architecture of Forte de Santo Antonio, and stroll through Praia Verde.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tavira day trip tool.

Getting from Nazare to Tavira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nazare in July; daily highs in Tavira reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lagos

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. For shopping fun, head to Casa do "Vo" Serafim or LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Subnauta Dive The Algarve (in Praia da Rocha) and Ferragudo (Praia Grande & Galeria Arte Algarve). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Alvor, get outside with Praia da Batata, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cascais

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia do Tamariz and Praia da Poca. Head to Fiartil Feira De Artesanato Do Estoril and Casa Das Historias - Paula Regofor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Adraga, look for gifts at Deja Lu Bookshop, stroll through Ribeira Beach, and shop like a local with art atelier ALEGRIA.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cascais trip builder tool.

Getting from Lagos to Cascais by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lagos in July, Cascais is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cascais to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

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.

Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.