21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Sintra
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Obidos
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 1 night
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Covas do Douro
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Elvas
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 night
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Faro
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lisbon — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally shop like a local with Rossio Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisbon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra online trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Sintra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Obidos.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Obidos — 3 nights

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de Óbidos and Igreja de Santa Maria. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Nazare and Praia do Norte. Step out of Obidos with an excursion to Alcobaca in Alcobaca--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, tee off at West Cliffs Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande), and take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Obidos road trip site.

You can drive from Sintra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sintra in September, plan for little chillier days in Obidos, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Coimbra — 1 night

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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, immerse yourself in nature at Choupal National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Reconquinho.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aveiro.
Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Aveiro — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Vagueira, kick back and relax at Praia da Costa Nova, and then don't miss a visit to Ostraveiro.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aveiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Porto — 2 nights

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 20th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and then do a tasting at Taylor's Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.
Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Braga — 1 night

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 22nd (Wed): slough off your stress at Deeplyzen Day Spa, shop like a local with House of Coimbra, and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial do Faial.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Covas do Douro.
Beaches · Spas · Parks · Baths
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Covas do Douro — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, then do a tasting at Quinta do Crasto, and then stop by Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Covas do Douro trip maker app.

You can drive from Braga to Covas do Douro in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Monsanto.
Wineries · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Monsanto — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Idanha-a-Vehla, then stroll through Penha Garcia, and then wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monsanto itinerary planner.

You can drive from Covas do Douro to Monsanto in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Elvas.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Elvas — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): walk around Praca da Republica, then explore the historical opulence of Forte de Santa Luzia, and then learn about winemaking at Tiago Cabaco Wines.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Elvas tour planning app.

Getting from Monsanto to Elvas by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Elvas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 26th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Inalentejo Guided Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see where the ancients bathed at In Acqua Veritas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday builder.

Drive from Elvas to Evora in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elvas to Evora. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Faro.
Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Faro — 1 night

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins of Milreu, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, and finally head outdoors with Far-Eco Tuk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Faro to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Side Trip
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Lagos — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Tue), head outdoors with Praia da Batata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Troia Beach and Praia do Ouro. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Avenida da Liberdade. Change things up with a short trip to Sado Emotion in Troia (about 1h 20 min away). Explore Lisbon further: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Rua Augusta, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

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.