30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Coimbra
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 7 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Evora
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tavira
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Porto
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
End: Coimbra

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia da Nazare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sao Tiago Church (in Obidos) and Praia do Norte (in Nazare). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday website .

Coimbra to Lisbon is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nazare, Sao Tiago Church, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by The Sintra Gift. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional de Sintra, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Cascais.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sintra road trip planning website .

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

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cascais
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

7
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get some cultural insight at Capela dos Ossos and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Centro Historico de Evora and Aqueduto da Agua de Prata will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Adega Mayor (in Campo Maior), Cella Vinaria Antiqua (in Vila de Frades) and Vidigueira (Cortes de Cima, Herdade Grande, & more). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), learn about winemaking at Dona Dorinda, and steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

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

Getting from Sintra to Evora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Evora, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Vidigueira, Arraiolos, Monsaraz, Rota Vicentina, Comporta Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Visiting Caramelo Beach Club and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Faro and Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo. Venture out of the city with trips to Faro (Faro Cathedral & Hidroespaco). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, get outside with Jardim do Coreto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril, and head off the coast to Tavira Island.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tavira trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in November since evenings lows in Tavira dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Faro, Caramelo Beach Club, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guides In Portugal and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia do Carneiro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Quinta Santa Eufemia (in Lamego), Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Quinta do Popa (in Tabuaco). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Praia do Molhe, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto journey planner .

Getting from Tavira to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tavira in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Bom Jesus do Monte, Quinta Santa Eufemia, Peneda-Geres National Park, Quinta do Popa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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