34 days in Portugal Itinerary

34 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 6 nights
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Lagos
— 6 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Nazare
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 5 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.
Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary builder.

Denver, USA to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in August: highs in Porto hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.
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Lagos — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Tavira (Tavira Island & Happy Tuk Tours), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Ria Formosa (in Olhao). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, look for gifts at Souvenir da Luz, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, expect Lagos to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 6 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Evora sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lagos in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 92°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
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Nazare — 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Obidos (Mercado Biologico de Obidos, Sao Tiago Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a trip to Forte de Sao Miguel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, and stop by Nazaret - Artesanato e design de Autor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nazare day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Nazare to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 5 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
When in Coimbra, make a side trip to see Vale do Rio Zezere in Cernache do Bonjardim, approximately Cernache do Bonjardim away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), walk around Parque Verde do Mondego, and admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra route planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly 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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