39 days in Portugal Itinerary

39 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 10 nights
Drive
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Monsanto
— 1 day
Drive
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Porto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tomar
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 6 nights
Fly
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Guimaraes
— 3 nights
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Lisbon — 10 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Castelo de S. Jorge and Basilica da Estrela will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 8th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: visit Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida da Liberdade, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Monsanto.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 12:

Monsanto — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Monsanto, take a stroll through Historic Village of Monsanto, and then get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Vehla.

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Getting from Lisbon to Monsanto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Porto — 7 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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Porto Augusto's. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online travel route planner.

You can drive from Monsanto to Porto in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Nazare.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Nazare — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Praia da Nazare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, make a trip to O Sitio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Norte.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare online trip maker.

You can drive from Porto to Nazare in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Coimbra — 5 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alianca Underground Museum and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Capela de Sao Miguel and Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz) and Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga - Museu Nacional, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, and admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tomar.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Tomar — 1 night

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tomar and then don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto dos Pegoes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Torres Novas, then steep yourself in history at Castelo de Almourol, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tomar trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Tomar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tomar can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Obidos.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Obidos — 2 nights

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museu Municipal de Obidos, and then make a trip to Obidos Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Cortem Winery, do a tasting at Fiuza & Bright, then do a tasting at Quinta do Casal Branco, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Gradil.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Obidos trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Tomar to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Obidos sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sintra.
Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Sintra — 2 nights

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 30th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuário da Peninha, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, and then stroll around Parque e Palacio de Monserrate.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sintra itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Obidos to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Obidos in July: highs in Sintra hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Evora — 6 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela dos Ossos and Aqueduto da Agua de Prata. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monsaraz Castle and Walls and Centro Historico de Evora. Go for a jaunt from Evora to Estremoz to see Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), do a tasting at Casa Relvas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Evora holiday planning app.

You can drive from Sintra to Evora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sintra, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Guimaraes.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Guimaraes — 3 nights

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, do a tasting at Quinta Da Lixa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guimaraes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Evora to Guimaraes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in August, you will find days in Guimaraes are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.