20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
3
Braga
— 3 nights
4
Aveiro
— 1 night
5
Coimbra
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon
— 2 nights
7
Evora
— 2 nights
8
Albufeira
— 3 nights

2
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Porto

Porto ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Miramar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Porto is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: high temperatures in Porto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia de Miramar
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Praia de Miramar ©
Praia de Miramar
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
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 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, thentake in the awesome beauty at Serra Penha, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Guimaraes trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle

3
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Braga

Braga ©
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 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Marcos and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cabedelo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Braga route maker app.

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. June in Braga sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo, Ecomuseu de Barroso, Castelo de Lindoso
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Parque Infante D. Pedro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Santo Antonio Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Jacinto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Torreira Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Braga to Aveiro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torreira Beach, Praia de Sao Jacinto, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega
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Torreira Beach ©
Torreira Beach
Praia de Sao Jacinto ©
Praia de Sao Jacinto
Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega ©
Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega

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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu da Ciencia, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, thenget engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S, and finally delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, thenexamine the collection at Nucleo Museologico do Sal, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Fernando Namora.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coimbra day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Coimbra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Nucleo Museologico do Sal, Castelo de Montemor o Velho
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard, thentake an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and then view the masterpieces at Wozen.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Evora hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)

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Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get some historical perspective at Faro Cathedral and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falesia Beach and Praia da Coelha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Carvalho Beach (in Carvoeiro). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Pescadores Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Evora in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Albufeira: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Faro Cathedral, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Praia Da Rocha, Pescadores Beach, Carvalho Beach
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

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