56 days in Portugal Itinerary

56 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal tour planner

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Lisbon
— 9 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
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Evora
— 7 nights
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
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Sagres
— 4 nights
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Obidos
— 7 nights
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Coimbra
— 6 nights
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Porto
— 8 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more) and Boca do Inferno (in Cascais). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 10 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 7 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.
Funchal is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Funchal tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Evora.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Evora

— 7 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Montemor-o-Novo (Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo) & Convent of S. Francisco (Montemor-o-Novo)). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, examine the collection at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Funchal to Evora in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Funchal in May: highs in Evora hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Faro (Old Town Faro & Far-EcoTuk), Tavira Island (in Tavira) and Lagos (Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, Ponta da Piedade, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, stroll through Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sagres

— 4 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: Portugal Walks (in Vila do Bispo) and Aljezur (Praia do Amado & Praia Da Amoreira). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, kick back and relax at Telheiro Beach, get outside with Praia do Beliche, and tee off at Golf Santo Antonio.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagres day trip tool.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Obidos

— 7 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas) and Nazare (Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, Praia do Norte, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Obidos Village, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, play a few rounds at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, and stop by Olaria S. Pedro.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Obidos trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sagres to Obidos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sagres in June, with highs in Obidos at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 6 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Viseu (Painel de Azulejos & Museu Almeida Moreira), Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Porto

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Largo de Camoes (in Ponte de Lima) and Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim). The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto road trip app.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.