44 days in Portugal Itinerary

44 days in Portugal Itinerary

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44 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Coimbra
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Faro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lagos
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Evora
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Hammamet

8
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 (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, have fun at Enigma Lisbon, and take a stroll through Belém Tower.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel planner.

If you are flying in from Tunisia, the closest major airport is Lisbon Portela Airport. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Portugal Bike
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
nights
Nazare

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 (Kayaking & Canoeing, Obidos Castle, & more). There's much more to do: get outside with Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, and get great views at Miradouro do Suberco.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nazare travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Obidos
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
O Sitio
O Sitio

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
When in Coimbra, make a side trip to see Mata Nacional do Bussaco in Luso, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel planner.

Traveling by taxi from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

National Forest of Bussaco
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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.
Step out of Porto to go to Guimaraes and see Igreja de Sao Francisco, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, make a trip to Palacio de Cristal, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

6
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Tavira Island, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more), Marina de Vilamoura (in Loule) and Olhos de Agua (Falesia Beach & Praia dos Olhos de Água). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Mon) at Aquashow Park. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil, stop by Sweet Estoi, and contemplate the long history of Old Town Faro.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Faro vacation builder.

Getting from Porto to Faro by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in October since evenings lows in Faro dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Tavira, Aquashow Park, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Marina de Vilamoura
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

11
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: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Aljezur (Pontal da Carrapateira & Odeceixe Beach), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro), Sagres (Coastline Algarve, Pura Vida, & more) and 4WD (in Silves). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Pro Putting Garden, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos, and view the masterpieces at Studio Bongard.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lagos vacation planner.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lagos are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Ferragudo, Portimao, Rota Vicentina, Pontal da Carrapateira
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Coastline Algarve ©
Coastline Algarve

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for religious sites, sightseeing, historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Universidade de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, don't miss a visit to Muralhas de Evora, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Evora travel planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

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