30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey planner

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Porto
— 7 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Porto

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Serralves and Sandeman Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Nau Quinhentista (in Vila do Conde), Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, &more) and Mindelo Beach (in Mindelo). Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Livraria Lello, kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, explore the activities along Douro River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Homem do Leme.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto online travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Porto are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira

— 5 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Take a break from the city and head to Far-EcoTuk and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town Faro and Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos. Venture out of the city with trips to Vilamoura (Cerro da Vila & Thai Massage Vilamoura) and Faro Cathedral (in Faro). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Monte Gordo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and stroll around Ria Formosa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tavira route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Tavira are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lagos

— 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Albufeira (Centro Historico de Albufeira & Praia dos Pescadores), Praia Gale (in Gale) and Divers Cape (in Sagres). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip builder website.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Lagos, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visit Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Centro Historico de Evora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Centro Cultural de Marvao (in Marvao), Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval (in Sao Pedro do Corval) and Adega Mayor (in Campo Maior). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira, examine the collection at Museu de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in March, Evora is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Praia Grande, &more), Setubal (Serra da Arrabida & Parque Natural da Arrabida) and Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Praia do Norte, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, and see a show at Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB.

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You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.