33 days in Portugal Itinerary

33 days in Portugal Itinerary

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33 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Estremoz
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Evora
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Motoxplorers and Ribeira Beach. Castelo de S. Jorge and Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Fonte da Telha Beach in Almada--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, view the masterpieces at Mona - Ideas Store, and shop like a local with Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Lisbon is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ribeira Beach, Fonte da Telha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alianca Underground Museum and Church of Saint Bartolomew. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Barra and Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (in Viseu) and Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Coisas & Sabores and hike along Choupal National Forest.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coimbra attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Coimbra sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, Praia da Barra, Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Alianca Underground Museum
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Barra ©
Praia da Barra
Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
Church of Saint Bartolomew ©
Church of Saint Bartolomew

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Luz and Praia do Homem do Leme. Visit Praia do Carneiro and Praia do Molhe for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), see the interesting displays at Centro Portugues de Fotografia, stop by Casa da Guitarra, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Porto, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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.
Get outdoors at Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio and Praia de Garajau. Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu and Madeira Film Experience will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at CR7 Museum, admire the sheer force of Green Cauldron (Caldeirao Verde), take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, and steep yourself in history at Quinta Vigia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Porto to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Funchal: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Estremoz.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio, Praia de Garajau, Green Cauldron (Caldeirao Verde)
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio ©
Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio
CR7 Museum ©
CR7 Museum
Madeira Film Experience ©
Madeira Film Experience

4
nights
Estremoz

Estremoz ©
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu Rural da Casa do Povo de Santa Maria de Estremoz and Museu da Tapecaria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Portalegre and Iglesia de las Dominicas. Change things up with these side-trips from Estremoz: Museu de Marvao (in Marvao), Portalegre (Museu Municipal de Portalegre, Casa-Museu Jose Regio, & more) and Museu Militar de Elvas (in Elvas). There's more to do: engage your brain at Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional dos Coches.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Estremoz holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Funchal to Estremoz with the Route module. Traveling from Funchal to Estremoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Estremoz is slightly colder than Funchal - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Estremoz

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Portalegre, Elvas, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Museu de Marvao
Highlights from your plan
Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz ©
Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz
Casa-Museu Jose Regio ©
Casa-Museu Jose Regio
Museu da Tapecaria ©
Museu da Tapecaria

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia and Museu de Evora are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forum Eugenio de Almeida and Pego Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Comporta Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Aberta Nova.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip site .

Getting from Estremoz to Evora by car takes about an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estremoz to Evora. In November, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grandola, Pego Beach, Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia
Highlights from your plan
Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Praia da Aberta Nova ©
Praia da Aberta Nova

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Museu Municipal de Arqueologia and Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cerro da Vila and Torre da Medronheira. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia do Camilo (in Lagos). There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with SUP Albufeira, kick back and relax at Armacao de Pera Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, and look for gifts at Cork World & Co..

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Albufeira. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Quarteira, Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Armacao de Pera Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
SUP Albufeira ©
SUP Albufeira

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