30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Albufeira
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Obidos
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Canical (Pico do Facho viewpoint & Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto) and Miradouro do Pico Vermelho (in Ponta do Pargo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take an exotic tour of Safari Madeira Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Funchal is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In May, Funchal is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 5 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 hidden gems such as Cabo da Roca and Ponte 25 de Abril. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Albufeira

— 5 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta da Piedade and Marina de Vilamoura. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Praia Dona Ana), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Step out of Evora with an excursion to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and stop by Tou c'os Azeites.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip maker site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in June: highs in Evora hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Obidos

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Obidos Village and Convento de Cristo. Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, make a trip to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Obidos online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Evora to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Obidos: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 discover tucked-away gems like Taste Porto Food Tours and University of Coimbra. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo), Nau Quinhentista (in Vila do Conde) and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz (in Coimbra). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Furnas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Furnas takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Furnas is minus 1 hour. June in Furnas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature

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.