28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Cairns
Fly:  29 h
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Faro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Cairns

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip app.

Cairns, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cairns to Lisbon, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Lisbon is much colder than Cairns - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tavira (Ponte Romana, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Zea.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Faro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. December in Faro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Algarve FootGolf, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, Museu do Traje
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Walking tours
Spas
Ponte Romana
Ponte Romana

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's still lots to do: stroll through Falesia Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, explore the wide array of goods at Nandi Charity Shop, and have some family-friendly fun at Crazy Paintball Adventure.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lagos are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Forte de Almádena, Ponta do Castelo, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora, don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Evora online itinerary planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

3
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & Monte de Sao Bartolomeu). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Coimbra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Nazare
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Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Spas

4
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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