31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Faro
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 4 nights
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Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo da Roca and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Lisbon is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Faro travel app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lagos

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Falesia and Ponta da Piedade. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lagos driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monsaraz Castle and Walls and Capela dos Ossos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa) and Centro Cultural de Marvao (in Marvao). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and examine the collection at Museu de Evora.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lagos in March since evenings lows in Evora dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Obidos

— 2 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and then make a trip to Obidos Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then make a trip to Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Obidos road trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Obidos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convento de Cristo and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Coimbra tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porto

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, and learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto visit planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get curious at OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores, take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Furnas and then make a trip to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Furnas day trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Furnas by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Furnas, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Municipal Gardens. Step out of Funchal with an excursion to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and indulge your taste buds at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Furnas to Funchal takes 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Furnas to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Funchal are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.