60 days in Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 8 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
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Sagres
— 5 nights
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Obidos
— 6 nights
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Coimbra
— 7 nights
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Porto
— 8 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
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Lisbon

— 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Maria du Bosque, &more), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Cascais (Boca do Inferno & Guincho Beach). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, visit Alfama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in October, Lisbon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Paco Ducal. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Monsaraz (Fonte do Telheiro & Monsaraz Castle and Walls), Museu de Arte Sacra (in Vila Vicosa) and Reguengos de Monsaraz (Ervideira & Sharish Gin). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Diana, and learn about winemaking at Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio De Almeida.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Evora, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alvor Boardwalk and Ponta da Piedade. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Gale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira road trip site.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Saint Vincent and Praia do Beliche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sagres: Aljezur (Praia do Amado & Arrifana Beach), Praia Das Cabanas Velhas (in Burgau) and Ilha do Pessegueiro (in Porto Covo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, hike along Pontal da Carrapateira, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Mareta Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sagres trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Albufeira to Sagres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Sagres sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Obidos Village and O Sitio. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatima (Basilica of the Holy Trinity & Capela Das Aparicoes), Batalha (Casa Trovao, Batalha Monastery, &more) and Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Forte de Sao Miguel, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baleal Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita, admire the natural beauty at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria.

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Traveling by car from Sagres to Obidos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Obidos, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 7 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento de Cristo and University of Coimbra. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Tomar (Janela do Capitulo, Castelo de Tomar, &more), National Forest of Bussaco (in Luso) and Caramulinho (in Caramulo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle & Largo da Oliveira), Braga (Igreja de Sao Marcos, Se de Braga, &more) and Museu Municipal de Penafiel (in Penafiel). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Taste Porto Food Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), do a tasting at Taylor's Port, and make a trip to Ribeira Square.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Porto, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Levada Caldeirao Verde. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Miradouro do Pico Vermelho (in Ponta do Pargo). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of Safari Madeira Island, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Funchal travel route planner.

Fly from Porto to Funchal in 3.5 hours. In November, Funchal is a bit warmer than Porto - with highs of 71°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Furnas.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Poca Da Dona Beija and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Take a break from Furnas with a short trip to Nossa Senhora da Paz in Vila Franca do Campo, about 32 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Furnas tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Furnas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Funchal, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Furnas, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 58°F. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.