57 days in Portugal Itinerary

57 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Almada
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Setubal
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Alcacer do Sal
— 1 night
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Sines
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Faro
— 2 nights
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Beja
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 4 nights
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Portalegre
— 2 nights
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Covilha
— 2 nights
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Guarda
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Castelo Branco
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Viseu
— 3 nights
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Vila Real
— 3 nights
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Braganca
— 3 nights
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Chaves
— 3 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
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Porto
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Aveiro
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
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Leiria
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Almada

— 1 night
Almada is a city and a municipality in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque da Paz, then make a trip to Overlooking Lisbon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of National Palace of Queluz, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Almada tour itinerary tool.

Lisbon to Almada is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. April in Almada sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Almada

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Setubal

— 2 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Palmela, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sesimbra, and finally stroll through Cabo Espichel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Setubal online visit planner.

Getting from Almada to Setubal by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. April in Setubal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Alcacer do Sal.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Alcacer do Sal

— 1 night
Alcácer do Sal is a municipality in Portugal, located in Setúbal District. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira and then don't miss a visit to Cripta Arqueologica de Alcacer do Sal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alcacer do Sal road trip planning app.

Drive from Setubal to Alcacer do Sal in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Sines.
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Sines

— 1 day
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head outdoors with Praia dos Buizinhos, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama, and then get engrossed in the history at Sines Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sines, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Alcacer do Sal to Sines takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Sines

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Praia Dona Ana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, head outdoors with Blue Shark, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip builder app.

You can drive from Sines to Lagos in 2 hours. In April in Lagos, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Comur - Conserveira de Portugal, then get some thrills on the water with Animaris Ilha Deserta, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Faro, and finally stroll around Ria Formosa.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Faro road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Beja.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Beja

— 3 nights
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Change things up with these side-trips from Beja: Mertola (Pulo do Lobo, Castelo de Mertola, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Castelo de Beja, pause for some photo ops at Estatua da Rainha Dona Leonor, see the interesting displays at Nucleo Museologico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beja attractions planning website.

You can drive from Faro to Beja in 2 hours. Traveling from Faro in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Beja. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Evora.

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Evora trip planner.

Getting from Beja to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Evora are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portalegre.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Portalegre

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Aqueduto Da Amoreira, then don't miss a visit to Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, then do a tasting at Adega Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu da Tapecaria.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portalegre online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Evora to Portalegre in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Portalegre due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Portalegre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Covilha.

Things to do in Portalegre

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Covilha

— 2 nights
Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela and then make a trip to Torre. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Covao D'Ametade, pause for some photo ops at Senhora da Boa Estrela, don't miss a visit to Portas do Sol, then examine the collection at Museu De Lanificios, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Belmonte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga de Belmonte.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Covilha tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Portalegre to Covilha in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Guarda.

Things to do in Covilha

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Guarda

— 1 night
On the 21st (Tue), let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Urbano do Rio Diz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Judiaria da Guarda, pause for some serene contemplation at Se-Catedral da Guarda, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then don't miss a visit to Castle of Guarda, and finally look for gifts at Sabores da Serra.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guarda route planning site.

Drive from Covilha to Guarda in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Guarda

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Castelo Branco

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim do Paco Episcopal, then examine the collection at Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Castelo Branco, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Castelo Novo, and finally make a trip to Castelo Novo Historical Village.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelo Branco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guarda to Castelo Branco takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Viseu

— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Viseu side-trips: Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul (in Sao Pedro do Sul) and Museu do Caramulo (in Caramulo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, don't miss a visit to Cava de Viriato, admire the masterpieces at Museu Grao Vasco, and buy something for everyone on your list at Palacio do Gelo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Viseu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castelo Branco to Viseu takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Vila Real.

Things to do in Viseu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Vila Real

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, do a tasting at Quinta da Pacheca, then cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vila Real tour planner.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Vila Real takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Vila Real

Wineries · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Braganca

— 3 nights
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Braganca: Igreja Matriz de Torre de Moncorvo (in Torre de Moncorvo), Macedo de Cavaleiros (Albufeira Do Azibo & Casa do Careto) and Miranda do Douro (Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas & Museu da Terra de Miranda). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Galeria George Dussaud, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Municipalis, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, and wander the streets of Rio de Onor Village.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Braganca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vila Real to Braganca takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Chaves.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chaves

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chaves: Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda (in Arcos de Valdevez), Boticas (Boticas Parque & Castro de Carvalhelhos) and Cascata da Portela do Homem (in Geres).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chaves trip maker.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Chaves takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Chaves

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte de Lima (Ponte Romana & Museu do Brinquedo Portugues).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo planning tool.

Drive from Chaves to Viana do Castelo in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chaves to Viana do Castelo. In May in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Porto

— 5 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Porto travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Viana do Castelo to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Viana do Castelo to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Aveiro

— 4 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Take a break from Aveiro with a short trip to Passadicos do Paiva in Arouca, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro, make a trip to Universidade de Aveiro, take in the exciting artwork at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes, and admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aveiro road trip planning website.

Getting from Porto to Aveiro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Aveiro to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leiria.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Leiria

— 3 nights
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leiria: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz) and Ascensor do Outeiro (in Sao Martinho do Porto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, make a trip to Praca Rodrigues Lobo, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, and have some family-friendly fun at Laserquest - Centro de Aventura.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leiria day trip planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Leiria in an hour. In May in Leiria, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santarem.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Santarem

— 4 nights
Santarém is a city and municipality located in the district of Santarém in Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santarem: Obidos (Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), Castelo de Óbidos, &more), Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo) and Bacalhoa Buddha Eden (in Bombarral). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Casal Branco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Joao de Alporao, and look for gifts at Loja das Tradicoes.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santarem trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Leiria to Santarem takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santarem

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

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.