30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 3 nights
Train
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
Train
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Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Faro
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon
— 8 nights
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Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Natural da Arrabida and The Best Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Marechal Carmona Park (in Cascais). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Escultura de Fernando Pessoa, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum, and examine the collection at Museu Benfica - Cosme Damiao.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Lisbon. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
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Nazare — 3 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to O Sitio and Miradouro do Suberco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazare: Castelo de Leiria (in Leiria), Fatima (Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto & Casa De Lucia) and Obidos (Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, appreciate the history behind Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare., don't miss a visit to Baia de Sao Martinho do Porto, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan trip to Nazare with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Nazare sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as University of Coimbra and Lagoa Comprida. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Praia Fluvial de Loriga (in Loriga), Torre (in Serra da Estrela) and Senhora da Boa Estrela (in Covilha). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo do Brinquedo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Biologico da Serra da Lousa, snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coimbra online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aveiro.
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Aveiro — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Goncalinho.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aveiro trip planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Aveiro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque da Cidade and Largo da Oliveira. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Room Escape Games (in Guimaraes) and Braga (Arco da Porta Nova, Praca da Republica, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and don't miss a visit to Ribeira Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lagos.
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Lagos — 3 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 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lagos day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Lagos sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Far-Eco Tuk, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, don't miss a visit to Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao, make a trip to Praca da Republica, then make a trip to Praca Marques de Pombal, and finally make a trip to Palacio de Estoi.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Cabo da Roca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra), Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more) and Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra). Explore Lisbon further: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Faro to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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