30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Faro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

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.
Funchal is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with MA Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip builder app.

Charlotte, USA to Funchal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Funchal. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in November: highs in Funchal hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Sintra.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Sintra is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra road trip planning website.

You can fly from Funchal to Sintra in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Funchal in November; daily highs in Sintra reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

6
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Sagres

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Step out of Sagres to go to Aljezur and see Praia do Amado, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, go for a walk through Torre da Aspa, steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bordeira Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sagres travel planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sagres are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Lagos

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia da Rocha (Rocha Surf Shop & Praia Da Rocha). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, walk around Jardim da Constituicao, and kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Sagres to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lagos are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Albufeira on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, stroll through Praia da Oura, then look for gifts at Garrafeira Lusitana, then kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, then identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Albufeira using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Albufeira are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tavira (Praia do Barril, Tavira Island, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Portugal Safaris, make a trip to Palacio de Estoi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Faro online trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Faro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Faro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Evora driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Faro to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Faro in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.