28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

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28 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 4 nights
3
Evora
— 5 nights
4
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and see where the action happens at Estadio do Dragao.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Miradouro do Suberco, & more) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra road trip planner.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Convent of Christ
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and examine the collection at Museu de Evora.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Evora travel route planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tavira: Caramelo beach (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, and kick back and relax at Fuseta Beach.

Discover how to plan a Tavira trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in June: highs in Tavira hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Praia da Alagoa, Caramelo Beach Club
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

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), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Albufeira) and Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park (in Guia). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach, and take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos holiday maker site .

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lagos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route builder .

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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