33 days in Portugal Itinerary

33 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Obidos
— 5 nights
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Tomar
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, &more), Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey maker tool.

Calgary, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Lisbon. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portimao

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição). Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Falesia and Faro Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia dos Pescadores (in Albufeira), Faro (Igreja do Carmo & Far-EcoTuk) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, discover the deep blue sea with Subnauta Dive The Algarve, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao day trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Let the collections at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia and Museu do Medronho capture your imagination. Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Castelo de Alegrete (in Alegrete), Pinturas Rupestres de Vale de Junco - Lapa dos Gaivoes (in Arronches) and Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola (in Grandola). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, admire the landmark architecture of eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, and make a trip to Muralhas de Evora.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora tour itinerary site.

Drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Evora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Obidos

— 5 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of Alcobaca and Castelo de Óbidos. Visit Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and Igreja de Santa Maria for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Alcobaca (Museu Monografico do Barrio & Alcobaca), Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Praia do Norte, &more) and Santarem (Museu Diocesano de Santarem, Igreja da Graca, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, find something for the whole family at Dino Parque, see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, and admire the masterpieces at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Obidos trip maker tool.

Drive from Evora to Obidos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Obidos, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tomar

— 2 nights
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, then see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tomar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Obidos to Tomar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Tomar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 5 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Visiting Lagoa Comprida and Cascata do Poco da Broca will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Misericordia de Coimbra Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Seia (Museo do Brinquedo & Museu Natural Da Electricidade), Restaurante do Museu do Pão (in Beiras) and Ruinas Romanas de Bobadela (in Oliveira do Hospital). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Lorvao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Santiago, and catch some excitement at Museu PO.RO.S.

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

Traveling by car from Tomar to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Largo da Oliveira and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Get some historical perspective at Sameiro Sanctuary and Fortaleza de Valenca. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Lamego (in Lamego), Chaves (Ponte Romana de Trajano & Castelo de Chaves) and Museu do Douro (in Peso Da Regua). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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.