30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
1
Coimbra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Praia do Norte, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, hike along Choupal National Forest, go for a walk through Rua Ferreira Borges, and contemplate the long history of Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Coimbra travel route builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Coimbra is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Coimbra. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Coimbra at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazare, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

5
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, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Step out of Tavira to go to Quarteira and see Aquashow Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take advantage of the amenities at Caramelo Beach Club, get outside with Praia da Terra Estreita, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, and step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tavira vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Tavira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, things will get a bit warmer in Tavira: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ria Formosa, Marina de Vilamoura, Praia Verde, Caramelo Beach Club, Aquashow Park
Highlights from your plan
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Algarve (in Silves), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, stop by Bolodoce & Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip planner .

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagoa, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Kayaking & Canoeing

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, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

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

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in August, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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