30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Porto — 6 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.
Do your shopping at Palacio da Bolsa and Mercado do Bolhao. Step out of the city life by going to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Coisas e Sabores & Alma Lusitana). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), stop by Porto Passion - Original Gifts & Special Moments, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto road trip app.

Luanda, Angola to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Porto. In October, Porto is slightly colder than Luanda - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Tavira.
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Tavira — 5 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Relax by the water at Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Praia do Barril. Head to Ex Libris Gourmet and Canastrafor plenty of shopping. When in Tavira, make a side trip to see Precious Time in Faro, approximately Faro away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, look for gifts at 4Elementos Ceramica & Azulejo, get outside with Xiri Beach Bar, and stroll through Praia de Cacela Velha.

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Fly from Porto to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tavira, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 5 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.
Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Marinha and Praia da Falesia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Aljezur (Arrifana Beach & Praia do Monte Clérigo), Gale (Praia Gale & Praia dos Salgados) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lagos itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo and Forum Eugenio de Almeida. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, look for gifts at Divinus Gourmet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Evora itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in October since evenings lows in Evora dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and National Palace of Queluz. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, choose your vessel at Nosso Tejo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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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