33 days in Portugal Itinerary

33 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 3 nights
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Obidos
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Vila Nova de Milfontes
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tavira
— 1 night
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Cuba
— 1 night
Drive
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Marvao
— 2 nights
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Vila de Rei
— 1 night
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Covilha
— 3 nights
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Braganca
— 3 nights
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Geres
— 3 nights
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Braga
— 2 nights
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Porto — 3 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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Porto. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Obidos.
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Obidos — 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery), Nazare (O Sitio, Miradouro do Suberco, &more) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Obidos visit planner.

You can fly from Porto to Obidos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Obidos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Praia da ursa, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip website.

Drive from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Obidos in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Vila Nova de Milfontes.
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Vila Nova de Milfontes — 2 nights

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Sardao, then kick back and relax at Praia do Malhao, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Torpes, stroll around Badoca Safari Park, and then make a trip to Forte de Milfontes.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vila Nova de Milfontes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Vila Nova de Milfontes takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vila Nova de Milfontes, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 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 15th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip maker.

Getting from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vila Nova de Milfontes in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Lagos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tavira.
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Tavira — 1 night

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, then head off the coast to Tavira Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril. On the next day, make a splash at Aquashow Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tavira trip planning tool.

Getting from Lagos to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cuba.
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Cuba — 1 night

Cuba is a town and municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Núcleo Museológico de S. Cucufate/Casa do Arco, learn about winemaking at Cella Vinaria Antiqua, then learn about winemaking at Herdade do Rocim, and finally admire the landmark architecture of eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cuba vacation tool.

Getting from Tavira to Cuba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tavira in August: highs in Cuba hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marvao.
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Marvao — 2 nights

Marvão is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu de Marvao, then don't miss a visit to Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros, then stop by Mercearia de Marvao, and finally head outdoors with Praia Fluvial do Rio Sever. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo Medieval de Castelo de Vide, explore the historical opulence of Judiaria de Castelo de Vide, then don't miss a visit to Cidade Romana de Ammaia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marvao trip planning tool.

Getting from Cuba to Marvao by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Vila de Rei.
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Vila de Rei — 1 night

Vila de Rei is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 191.3 km² and a total population of 3,354 inhabitants.A small municipality covered with pinewoods, located precisely at the centre of Portugal, as the Milriça Peak, one of its most interesting monuments, is the tower rising at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 feet) and built to mark the Mainland Portugal's geodesic centre. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Centro Geodesico de Portugal, take in the dramatic scenery at Penedo Furado, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Azul, then don't miss a visit to Torre Templaria de Dornes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora do Pranto.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vila de Rei travel planner.

Drive from Marvao to Vila de Rei in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Vila de Rei sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Covilha.
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Covilha — 3 nights

Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Viseu (Se Catedral de Viseu & Church of the Third of San Francisco), Se-Catedral da Guarda (in Guarda) and Praia Fluvial de Loriga (in Loriga). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Portas do Sol, appreciate the history behind Senhora da Boa Estrela, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Sacra.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Covilha tour site.

You can drive from Vila de Rei to Covilha in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Braganca.
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Braganca — 3 nights

Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros), Museu da Fundacao do Coa (in Vila Nova de Foz Coa) and Igreja Matriz de Torre de Moncorvo (in Torre de Moncorvo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, see the interesting displays at Museu Militar De Bragança, take a stroll through Rio de Onor Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Braganca day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Covilha to Braganca takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geres.
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Geres — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Geres side-trips: Moncao (Torreela Lapela Museology Nucleus & Palacio da Brejoeira), River Rafting & Tubing (in Melgaco) and Sao Bento da Porta Aberta (in Terras de Bouro).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geres day trip planner.

You can drive from Braganca to Geres in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Braga.
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Braga — 2 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 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Praca da Republica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, then stroll around Praca da Republica, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim de Santa Barbara.

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Traveling by car from Geres to Braga takes an hour. August in Braga sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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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.
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Beja District travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
The Beja District is located in southern Portugal. The district capital is the city of Beja.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 14 municipalities: Aljustrel Almodôvar Alvito Barrancos Beja Castro Verde Cuba Ferreira do Alentejo Mértola Moura Odemira Ourique Serpa Vidigueira

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Portalegre District travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Dinner Theaters
Portalegre District is located in the south of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Portalegre.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 15 municipalities: Alter do Chão Arronches Avis Campo Maior Castelo de Vide Crato Elvas Fronteira Gavião Marvão Monforte Nisa Ponte de Sor Portalegre Sousel

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Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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