30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route maker

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Porto
— 6 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Obidos
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Porto

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get outside with Oporto Buggy Adventure, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto travel route site.

Newark, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Porto. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Convento de Cristo in Tomar (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, and admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra route planning app.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Obidos

— 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Nazare (O Sitio, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

Make your Obidos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Albufeira.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor), Lagos (Meia Praia, Ponta da Piedade, &more) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Obidos to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Obidos in September since evenings lows in Albufeira dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Evora

— 5 nights
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: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Evora route planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in September: highs in Evora hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 (Sintra Railway Station, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon attractions planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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.