43 days in Portugal Itinerary

43 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Pinhao
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Mirandela
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Chaves
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Vidago
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Vila Real
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Peso Da Regua
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Lamego
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Castro Daire
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Viseu
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Tondela
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Santa Comba Dao
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Penacova
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Gois
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Pedrogao Pequeno
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Serta
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Vila de Rei
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Sardoal
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Abrantes
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Ponte de Sor
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Montargil
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Montemor-o-Novo
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Alcacovas
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Torrao
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Ferreira do Alentejo
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Aljustrel
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Castro Verde
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Sao Bras de Alportel
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Pinhao

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Vinicola Wine & Soul, do a tasting at Quinta do Jalloto, learn about winemaking at D'Origem, get great views at Double viewpoint De Loivos, then appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railway Station. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Adega de Favaios, then do a tasting at Quinta da Padrela, and then do a tasting at Quinta do Bomfim.

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Lisbon to Pinhao is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Mirandela.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mirandela

— 1 night
Mirandela is a city and a municipality in northeastern Portugal. On the 31st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museu Municipal Dr.a Berta Cabral, take an in-depth tour of Casa do Careto, then examine the collection at Museu das Curiosidades, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Velha.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mirandela tour itinerary website.

Getting from Pinhao to Mirandela by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chaves.

Things to do in Mirandela

Museums

Side Trips

Chaves

— 1 night
On the 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort of Sao Neutel, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Bolideira, contemplate the long history of Ponte Romana de Trajano, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Chaves, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria Maior.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chaves journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mirandela to Chaves takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vidago.

Things to do in Chaves

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Vidago

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tee off at Clube de Golfe de Vidago and then explore the world behind art at Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vidago trip planner.

Vidago is just a stone's throw from Chaves. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Vila Real.

Things to do in Vidago

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Vila Real

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Casa de Mateus, steep yourself in history at Santuario De Panoias, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Kartodromo Vila Real. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Domingos Church, explore the world behind art at Museu da Vila Velha, trek along Ecopista - Linha do Tamega, then identify plant and animal life at Moinhos de Argontim, and finally stroll around Serra do Viso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vila Real online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vidago to Vila Real takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Vila Real

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Peso Da Regua

— 2 nights
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu do Douro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anta da aboboreira, and then make a trip to Miradouro Sao Domingos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, do a tasting at Quinta Seara d'Ordens, then get great views at Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, then indulge your senses at Douro a Vela, and finally don't miss a visit to Ponte Miguel Torga.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Peso Da Regua trip planner.

Peso Da Regua is very close to Vila Real. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Lamego.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Lamego

— 1 night
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 7th (Mon), do a tasting at Quinta da Pacheca, do a tasting at Quinta da Casa Amarela, then take in the views from Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lamego trip planner.

Lamego is very close to Peso Da Regua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Castro Daire.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castro Daire

— 2 nights
Castro Daire is a municipality in Viseu District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get outside with Parque da Cidade, then explore the world behind art at Museu De Arte Sacra De Arouca, then see the interesting displays at CIGC- Centro de Interpretacao Geologica de Canelas-Arouca, and finally don't miss a visit to Mosteiro de Santa Mafalda de Arouca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Casa das Pedras Parideiras and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial de Folgosa.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Castro Daire trip planner.

Castro Daire is just a stone's throw from Lamego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Viseu.

Things to do in Castro Daire

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Viseu

— 2 nights
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ramparts of Viseu, then walk around Parque do Fontelo, and then get to know the fascinating history of City of Mangualde. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu Grao Vasco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then contemplate the long history of Camara Municipal de Viseu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Third of San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Viseu road trip planning site.

Viseu is just a stone's throw from Castro Daire. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Tondela.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tondela

— 1 night
Tondela is a municipality in the central Portuguese subregion of Dão-Lafões. On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Museu Terras de Besteiros, then hike along Circuito Pre-historico Fiais/Azenha, and then get outside with Caramulinho.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tondela trip planner.

Tondela is just a short distance from Viseu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Comba Dao.

Things to do in Tondela

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Comba Dao

— 2 nights
Santa Comba Dão is a city and a municipality in the Viseu District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte medieval do Rio Marnel. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial Senhora da Ribeira, do a tasting at Boas Quintas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Aguieira Dam.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Comba Dao travel route website.

Santa Comba Dao is just a stone's throw from Tondela. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Penacova.

Things to do in Santa Comba Dao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Penacova

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Lorvao, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Reconquinho.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Penacova trip website.

Penacova is very close to Santa Comba Dao. In June, daytime highs in Penacova are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gois.

Things to do in Penacova

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gois

— 1 night
Góis is a municipality of the district of Coimbra, in the central part of continental Portugal. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): head outdoors with Trans Serrano, take in the pleasant sights at Aldeias de Xisto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, and finally don't miss a visit to Aldeia do Casal Novo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gois road trip planning app.

Getting from Penacova to Gois by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Gois are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pedrogao Pequeno.

Things to do in Gois

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pedrogao Pequeno

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Penela, then stop by Aldeia de Casal Sao Simao, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascata Fraga D'alta, then admire the masterpieces at Museum and Arts Center of Figueiro dos Vinhos, and then make a trip to Ponte Filipina.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pedrogao Pequeno online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gois to Pedrogao Pequeno takes an hour. June in Pedrogao Pequeno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Serta.

Things to do in Pedrogao Pequeno

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Serta

— 2 nights
Sertã is a municipality in Castelo Branco District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get outside with Portas de Almourao and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Froia. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela de Santa Maria Madalena e Sao Macario, and then head outdoors with Vale da Ribeira da Serta.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serta trip maker app.

Serta is just a stone's throw from Pedrogao Pequeno. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vila de Rei.

Things to do in Serta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Vila de Rei

— 1 night
Vila de Rei is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 191.3 km² and a total population of 3,354 inhabitants.A small municipality covered with pinewoods, located precisely at the centre of Portugal, as the Milriça Peak, one of its most interesting monuments, is the tower rising at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 feet) and built to mark the Mainland Portugal's geodesic centre. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Agua Formosa and then head outdoors with Penedo Furado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Centro Geodesico de Portugal, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Cardigos, and then head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Fernandaires.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vila de Rei route planner.

Vila de Rei is just a short distance from Serta. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sardoal.

Things to do in Vila de Rei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Sardoal

— 1 night
Sardoal is a municipality in the district of Santarém in Portugal. To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sardoal trip itinerary planning website.

Sardoal is very close to Vila de Rei. In June, daytime highs in Sardoal are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Abrantes.

Things to do in Sardoal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Abrantes

— 2 nights
Abrantes is a municipality in the central Médio Tejo subregion of Portugal. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Martires, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial Aldeia do Mato, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Abrantes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Vicente.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Abrantes trip planner.

Abrantes is just a stone's throw from Sardoal. In June, daytime highs in Abrantes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponte de Sor.

Things to do in Abrantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponte de Sor

— 2 nights
Ponte de Sor is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Mosteiro da Flor da Rosa e Nucleo do Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Coudelaria De Alter, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial da Ponte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Atalaia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponte de Sor travel route builder.

You can drive from Abrantes to Ponte de Sor in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Abrantes to Ponte de Sor is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montargil.

Things to do in Ponte de Sor

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Montargil

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Barragem de Montargil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Sra. do Castelo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fluviario de Mora, and then cast your line with Alem Tejo Eco Boat Tours.

Discover how to plan a Montargil trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Montargil is just a short distance from Ponte de Sor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Montemor-o-Novo.

Things to do in Montargil

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Montemor-o-Novo

— 1 day
Montemor-o-Novo is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal with a total area of 1233.0 km² and a total population of 18,485 inhabitants. On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dos Loios, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Calvario (Montemor-o-Novo).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Montemor-o-Novo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Montargil to Montemor-o-Novo in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montargil to Montemor-o-Novo due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Montemor-o-Novo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Alcacovas.

Things to do in Montemor-o-Novo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Alcacovas

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Viana do Alentejo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Paco dos Henriques (Alcacovas), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz das Alcacovas (Alcacovas), and then don't miss a visit to Ermida de S. Geraldo.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alcacovas online holiday planner.

You can drive from Montemor-o-Novo to Alcacovas in an hour. When traveling from Montemor-o-Novo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alcacovas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Torrao.

Things to do in Alcacovas

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torrao

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Torrao.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Torrao trip builder.

Torrao is just a short distance from Alcacovas. In July, daily temperatures in Torrao can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ferreira do Alentejo.

Things to do in Torrao

Historic Sites

Ferreira do Alentejo

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ferreira do Alentejo online trip maker.

Ferreira do Alentejo is very close to Torrao. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aljustrel.

Things to do in Ferreira do Alentejo

Historic Sites · Museums

Aljustrel

— 1 night
Aljustrel is a town and a municipality in the Portuguese district of Beja. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljustrel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo, then examine the collection at Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA, and finally make a trip to Minas de Aljustrel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pelourinho de Messejana and then see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Aljustrel online trip planner.

Aljustrel is just a stone's throw from Ferreira do Alentejo. July in Aljustrel sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castro Verde.

Things to do in Aljustrel

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castro Verde

— 1 night
Castro Verde is a town and a municipality of the Alentejo region of Portugal (in the historic district of Beja). To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castro Verde trip maker site.

Castro Verde is very close to Aljustrel. July in Castro Verde sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Bras de Alportel.

Things to do in Castro Verde

Museums · Historic Sites

Sao Bras de Alportel

— 1 night
São Brás de Alportel is a municipality in the District of Faro in Portugal. To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Bras de Alportel road trip site.

Drive from Castro Verde to Sao Bras de Alportel in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Castro Verde in July, you will find days in Sao Bras de Alportel are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Sao Bras de Alportel

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 9th (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then head outdoors with Ilha de Armona, then relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Sao Pedro, get a dose of the wild on Far-EcoTuk, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Faro, then get outside with Ilha Do Farol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape St. Mary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Faro driving holiday planner.

Faro is very close to Sao Bras de Alportel. In July in Faro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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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.