29 days in Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Portugal Itinerary

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29 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Batalha
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Pombal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Aveiro
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Porto
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

4
nights
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural da Arrabida and Ponte 25 de Abril. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Evora (Praca do Giraldo, Walls of Evora, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Lisbon is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Evora, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Food Tours
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sintra online attractions planner.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In May, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, and finally don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Obidos trip builder site.

You can drive from Sintra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sintra in May, you will find days in Obidos are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Batalha.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
O Sitio
O Sitio

3
nights
Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Almourol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tomar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then contemplate the long history of Pegoes Aqueduct, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Batalha trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Obidos to Batalha in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Batalha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Pombal.

Things to do in Batalha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomar, Museu Monografico do Barrio, Castle of Almourol, Praia do Norte, Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

1
night
Pombal

Pombal ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Pombal.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pombal trip planner.

You can drive from Batalha to Pombal in an hour. In May in Pombal, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Pombal

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Pombal ©
Castelo de Pombal

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Pombal to Coimbra by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul, admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station, and then browse the different shops at Forum Aveiro. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Museu do Brincar, then learn about winemaking at Alianca Underground Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, and finally see the interesting displays at Navio-Museu Santo Andre.

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You can take a train from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Spas Parks

Side Trips

Museu do Brincar, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul, Alianca Underground Museum, Navio-Museu Santo Andre
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Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
Forum Aveiro ©
Forum Aveiro
Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega ©

8
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 Room Escape Games and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Montanha- Parque da Penha, &more) and Ponte románica da Ramallosa (in Ponte da Barca). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque da Cidade do Porto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip website.

Traveling by train from Aveiro to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Quinta do Bomfim, Ponte Romana
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Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Room Escape Games
Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Evora (Centro Historico de Evora & Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora)). Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Lisbon: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, and step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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