21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 day
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Obidos
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 1 night
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Covas do Douro
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Elvas
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 night
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Faro
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Alfama, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and then wander the streets of Rossio Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Rainha, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, then kick back and relax at Praia da Adraga, and then kick back and relax at Praia Grande.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra travel planning website.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Obidos

— 1 night

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, then do a tasting at Cortem Winery, and then tee off at Royal Obidos Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos day trip planning site.

Drive from Sintra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sintra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Obidos, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then take in nature's colorful creations at Choupal National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Reconquinho.

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Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Aveiro

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Praia da Vagueira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova, and then make a trip to Ostraveiro.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aveiro holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Porto

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, then do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, and then learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Braga

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Praia Fluvial do Faial, shop like a local with House of Coimbra, and then slough off your stress at Deeplyzen Day Spa.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Braga online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Braga, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Covas do Douro.

Things to do in Braga

Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Covas do Douro

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Crasto, and then stop by Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Covas do Douro online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Braga to Covas do Douro in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Covas do Douro

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Monsanto

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Vehla, then stroll through Penha Garcia, and then take a stroll through Historic Village of Monsanto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monsanto itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Covas do Douro to Monsanto takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Elvas.

Things to do in Monsanto

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Elvas

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sat), stroll around Praca da Republica, contemplate the long history of Forte de Santa Luzia, and then do a tasting at Tiago Cabaco Wines.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Elvas day trip website.

Getting from Monsanto to Elvas by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Elvas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): gain insight with Inalentejo Guided Tours, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see where the ancients bathed at In Acqua Veritas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Elvas to Evora takes an hour. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Faro

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins of Milreu, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, and finally go all around town with Far-EcoTuk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Faro driving holiday planner.

Drive from Evora to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Faro: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Lagos

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then head outdoors with Praia da Batata, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lagos online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Lagos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Visiting Troia Beach and Sado Emotion will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Parque das Nacoes. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Cabo Espichel in Sesimbra, approximately Sesimbra away. See even more of Lisbon: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online journey planner.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

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.