29 days in Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Cascais
— 2 nights
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Faro
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Olhao
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 3 nights
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Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Fatima
— 3 nights
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Porto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): walk around Museu Serralves, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a short side trip with Carpe Duorum, take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally indulge your senses at Douro Exclusive. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto tour planning website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Porto is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Beirut in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Beaches · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then take in the pleasant sights at National Forest of Bussaco, then admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online travel planner.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Nazare

— 2 nights
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to O Sitio.

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Traveling by car from Coimbra to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Nazare sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Sintra

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, get in touch with nature with Greenwalk, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Cabo da Roca, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Monserrate, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sintra road trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Sintra, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Cascais

— 2 nights

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz, and then try your luck at Casino Estoril. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, take in the waterfront activity at Cascais Marina, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cascais route planner.

Cascais is very close to Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Faro.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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 26th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves, then kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Faro online visit planner.

You can fly from Cascais to Faro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Faro sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning tool.

Fly from Faro to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Olhao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Olhao

— 2 nights
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia do Barril. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Olhao online trip maker.

Fly from Lisbon to Olhao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Olhao can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Braga.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Braga

— 3 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia and then take in the views from Ponte Romana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, steep yourself in history at Arco da Porta Nova, get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, and finally make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Braga trip maker.

You can fly from Olhao to Braga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olhao in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Braga, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Guimaraes

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Praca de S. Tiago, admire the striking features of Padrao do Salado, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus, then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes road trip planning website.

Guimaraes is just a stone's throw from Braga. In October, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Fatima

— 3 nights
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Casa De Lucia, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Almourol, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Capela Das Aparicoes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Fatima route planner.

You can drive from Guimaraes to Fatima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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.