31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly
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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Portimao
— 4 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cabo da Roca and Vasco da Gama Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday site.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lisbon. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Walking tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico), Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo (in Ponta do Pargo) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Madeira Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and walk around Parque de Santa Catarina.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Funchal day trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Funchal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Poca Da Dona Beija and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, take in the awesome beauty at Viewpoint of the Ridge, and explore the activities along Furnas.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Getting from Funchal to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Funchal in December, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Porto

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Capela das Almas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu), University of Coimbra (in Coimbra) and Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online day trip planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Obidos

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Convento de Cristo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Praia da Nazare, &more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, make a trip to Obidos Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Obidos vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

4
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Centro Historico de Evora. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao), Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora, and contemplate the long history of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Obidos to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

4
nights
Portimao

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Step off the beaten path and head to Odeceixe Beach and Praia da Falesia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Praia da Oura (in Albufeira). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Praia do Porto de Mos, look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portimao trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Portimao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portimao, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.