23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

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23 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + subway + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zambujeira do Mar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Portland

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visiting Comporta Beach and Praia Fluvial de Mourao will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Castelo de Marvao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz), Monsaraz (Monsaraz Castle and Walls & Museu Do Fresco de Monsaraz) and Castelo de Vide (Judiaria de Castelo de Vide & Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip builder website .

Portland, USA to Evora is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Portland to Evora, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Vide, Monsaraz, Castelo de Marvao, Comporta Beach, Praia Fluvial de Mourao
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia do Camilo. Get in touch with nature at Meia Praia and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, witness the site of a historic battle at Ponta da Bandeira Fort, and kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lagos journey planner .

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in July, expect nights in Lagos to be a bit warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zambujeira do Mar.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Zambujeira do Mar

Zambujeira do Mar ©
Zambujeira do Mar is a former civil parish in the municipality of Odemira, Alentejo region, Portugal. On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Farol Cabo Sardão, get outside with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, and then stroll through Praia do Carvalhal. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina and then kick back and relax at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zambujeira do Mar trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Zambujeira do Mar takes 1.5 hours. In July in Zambujeira do Mar, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Zambujeira do Mar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Odemira, Praia Vale Dos Homens
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Farol Cabo Sardão ©
Farol Cabo Sardão

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Cabo da Roca and Praia da Nazare. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastery of Alcobaca and Jeronimos Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planner.

Drive from Zambujeira do Mar to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Zambujeira do Mar in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get a sense of the local culture at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (in Ponta do Pargo). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, and kick back and relax at Faja do Rancho Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Funchal trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Funchal hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Faja Do Rancho Beach, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bom Jesus do Monte and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Get some cultural insight at Santuario de Santa Luzia and Palacio da Bolsa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca & Guimaraes Castle). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), trek along Celanus-Empresa de Turismo, SA, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

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You can fly from Funchal to Porto in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Bom Jesus do Monte, Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle

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