32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Faro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lagos
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Shop till you drop at Feira da Ladra and Sapataria Do Carmo. Get some historical perspective at Belém Tower and Portugal Bike. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Parque de Monserrate, Praia da ursa, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sao Jorge, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, stop by Wine Guest Belem, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sintra, Portugal Bike, Praia da Adraga
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Head to Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos and Casa Romanticafor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Praia do Norte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nazare: Foz do Arelho Beach (in Foz do Arelho) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, hit the tides with a taste of the best surfing spots, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nazare travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Obidos
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos ©

5
nights
Porto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Clerigos Tower. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado Bolhao and Loja PassadoPresente. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Casa da Guitarra, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oporto Mountain Tour, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation planner.

Getting from Nazare to Porto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Mercado do Bolhao ©
Mercado do Bolhao

6
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape St. Mary and Praia da Alagoa. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia Sao Rafael. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Cabanas de Tavira beach (in Cabanas), Albufeira (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Praia Gale, & more), Monte Gordo Beach (in Monte Gordo) and Praia do Barril (in Tavira). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Costa Vincentina National Park. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Mercado de Olhao, and identify plant and animal life at Ria Formosa.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Faro trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Faro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Faro when traveling from Porto in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Olhao, Tavira, Praia da Alagoa, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale

9
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Head to Nandi Charity Shop and Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagosfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Amoreira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Porches Pottery (in Porches), Aljezur (Praia do Monte Clérigo, Arrifana Beach, & more), Country Riding Centre (in Silves), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Carvoeiro (Algar Seco & Praia da Marinha), Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira) and Praia de Benagil (in Lagoa). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Camilo Beach, stroll through Praia do Canavial, hike along Rota Vicentina, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos itinerary builder.

Getting from Faro to Lagos by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Portimao, Rota Vicentina, Algar Seco, Praia da Cordoama
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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