32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Portimao
— 6 nights
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Nazare
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Pico Ruivo and Laurissilva Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Canical (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto & Azul Diving Center). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Lido Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faja Do Rancho Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip planner.

London, UK to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Praia da ursa, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in August, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Portimao

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Zoomarine Algarve and Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portimao side-trips: Aquashow Park (in Quarteira), Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, &more). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Portimao online journey planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Portimao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nazare

— 4 nights
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. Kids will enjoy Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos and Obidos Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Nazare: Obidos (Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), Lagoa de Obidos, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, make a trip to O Sitio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nazare trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Portimao to Nazare in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in August, expect Nazare to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 5 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Attractions like Praca do Comercio and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Vale da Ribeira da Serta in Serta (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Nazare to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Porto

— 6 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Oporto Buggy Adventure. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Cascata Tahiti (in Geres), Pincaes Cascate (in Peneda-Geres National Park) and Largo Republica do Brasil (in Guimaraes). On the 27th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto online travel planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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.