29 days in Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

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Porto
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Evora
— 4 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
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Obidos
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Porto

— 4 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary builder website.

Spokane, USA to Porto is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Porto is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Spokane in December: high temperatures in Porto hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, take in the views from Ponte Pedro e Ines, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Coimbra sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Monsanto

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Penha Garcia, then steep yourself in history at Monsanto, and then wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monsanto trip planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Monsanto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Monsanto

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step out of Evora with an excursion to Cella Vinaria Antiqua in Vila de Frades--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Evora sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monsanto to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Funchal, Madeira

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta do Riacho in Santo da Serra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Madeira Island, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Funchal tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Evora to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Evora in December, with highs in Funchal at 68°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Obidos.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Obidos

— 5 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Obidos: Nazare (Forte de Sao Miguel, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Obidos Village, get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museu Municipal de Obidos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Obidos takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in December, things will get little chillier in Obidos: highs are around 60°F and lows about 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

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

Getting from Obidos to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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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.