51 days in Portugal Itinerary

51 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal tour planner

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Fly to Madeira Airport, Drive to Funchal
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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 6 nights
Drive
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Obidos
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 5 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 9 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 5 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.
When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Lagoa do Vento in Calheta, approximately Calheta away. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, take a peaceful walk through Laurissilva Forest, and shop like a local with Caravel Art Center.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Funchal trip maker site.

Portland, USA to Funchal is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Portland to Funchal, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Funchal to be much hotter, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · 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.
Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Porto takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in October, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 6 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Tomar (Museu dos Fosforos & Convento de Cristo), Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Aquilino Ribeiro Park (in Viseu). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Obidos

— 6 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, pick up some local products at Mercado Biologico de Obidos, play a few rounds at Royal Obidos Golf Course, and go for a walk through Rua Direita.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Obidos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Obidos, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Sagres

— 5 nights

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sagres: Aljezur (Praia do Amado, Vale Figueiras Beach, &more) and Pontal da Carrapateira (in Carrapateira). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, make a trip to Praia da Cordoama, and play a few rounds at Golf Santo Antonio.

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Traveling by car from Obidos to Sagres takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sagres when traveling from Obidos in November, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Albufeira

— 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor), Praia da Rocha (Rocha Surf Shop & Praia Da Rocha) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

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Drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Albufeira are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, savor the flavors at Inalentejo Guided Tours, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Evora trip planning website.

You can drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 9 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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.