60 days in Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 7 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 5 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 6 nights
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Zambujeira do Mar
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Coimbra
— 6 nights
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Porto
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Nuns and Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Porto Moniz (Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools & Levada Ribeira de Janela), Levada Do Rei (in Sao Jorge) and Alberto's Store (in Machico). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, and take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Funchal online sightseeing planner.

Porto to Funchal is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Funchal, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 7 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Visiting Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre will get you outdoors. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego (in Nordeste) and Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Furnas, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, get outside with Lagoa do Canario, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Funchal in April: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 5 nights
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional. Explore hidden gems such as Monte Brasil and Gruta do Natal. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Furnas do Enxofre, make a trip to Praca Velha, indulge in some culinary diversions at O Forno, and get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se.

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Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Tavira.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tavira

— 5 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Monte Gordo and Cabanas de Tavira Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Barril and Tavira Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Hidroespaco (in Faro) and Barragem da Bravura (in Odiaxere). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, stop by Ex Libris Gourmet, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and stroll around Ria Formosa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tavira trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Tavira in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Angra do Heroismo to Tavira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lagos

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia da Falesia and Praia da Luz. Visiting Praia dos Olhos de Água and Ponta da Piedade will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia Gale (in Gale), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, stroll through Meia Praia, browse the range of quality goods at Nandi Charity Shop, and admire the striking features of Convent de Sao Jose.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos day trip website.

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Lagos sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Zambujeira do Mar.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zambujeira do Mar

— 5 nights
Zambujeira do Mar is a former civil parish in the municipality of Odemira, Alentejo region, Portugal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rota Vicentina and Praia de Almograve. Visiting EcoTrails and Praia dos Alteirinhos will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Zambujeira do Mar: Porto Covo (Ilha do Pessegueiro & Praia dos Buizinhos) and Praia de Sao Torpes (in Sines). There's still lots to do: get outside with Cabo Sardao and trot along with Algarvetrail.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zambujeira do Mar driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Lagos to Zambujeira do Mar in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zambujeira do Mar are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Zambujeira do Mar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede and Praia da Aberta Nova. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Historico de Evora and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Vila Vicosa (Igreja da Misericordia (Vila Vicosa) & Church of S. Bartolomeu (Vila Vicosa)), Mother Church of Sta Maria (in Estremoz) and Marvao (Praia Fluvial do Rio Sever & Centro Cultural de Marvao). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and don't miss a visit to Fountain Giraldo Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zambujeira do Mar to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Zambujeira do Mar in May since evenings lows in Evora dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 7 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 hidden gems such as Baleal Beach and Cabo da Roca. Visiting Boca do Inferno and Guincho Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra

— 6 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Serra da Estrela and Penha Garcia. Get outdoors at Praia da Nazare and Lagoa Comprida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach (in Penamacor). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Pombal, and kick back and relax at Paredes da Victoria Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Estadio do Dragao. Visiting Praia da Luz and Douro River will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: NatourTracks (in Ribeira de Pena) and Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto road trip planning website.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.