55 days in Portugal Itinerary

55 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal tour itinerary planner
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lagoa
— 2 nights
Train to Faro Bus Terminal, Fly to Porto
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Porto
— 45 nights
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Lisbon — 4 nights

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 (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagoa.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Lagoa — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): cool off at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Algarve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, then kick back and relax at Praia de Benagil, and finally trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagoa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lagoa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.
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Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches
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Porto — 45 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira (in Santa Maria da Feira), Coimbra (Antiquesocasiao - Antiguidades Alfarrabista Discos, Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, &more) and Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and stop by Livraria Lello.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lagoa to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagoa in May: high temperatures in Porto hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for 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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