39 days in Portugal Itinerary

39 days in Portugal Itinerary

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39 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Merida
Fly:  22​h
1
Porto
— 27 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Merida

27
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Quinta Santa Eufemia (in Lamego), Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes & Guimaraes Castle) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Peneda-Geres National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto online visit planner .

Merida, Mexico to Porto is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. In October, Porto is little chillier than Merida - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, Quinta Santa Eufemia, Peneda-Geres National Park
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, and finally don't miss a visit to Janela do Capitulo. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, and finally contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coimbra day trip planning tool .

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia Da Rocha, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portimao travel route builder tool .

Drive from Coimbra to Portimao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portimao when traveling from Coimbra in November, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip app .

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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