31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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31 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Coimbra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Lisbon is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lisbon, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Albufeira (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lagos route maker website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Cape Saint Vincent, Algar Seco
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Faro), Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Canastra, stroll through Praia do Barril, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tavira day trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Olhao, Caramelo Beach Club, Aquashow Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Canastra
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park

4
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Santiago do Cacem, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Evora visit website .

You can drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tavira in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nazare: Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Nazare, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, and don't miss a visit to O Sitio.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare itinerary builder .

You can drive from Evora to Nazare in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nazare: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Obidos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Take a break from Coimbra with a short trip to Convent of Christ in Tomar, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and hike along Choupal National Forest.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planner .

Getting from Nazare to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

5
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Museu Serralves, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip site .

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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