30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— Few hours
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Sesimbra
— 11 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Lagos
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 19°C. You will leave for Sesimbra on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
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11
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Sesimbra

Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Explore hidden gems such as Cabo Espichel and Praia do Meco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesimbra: Alcacer do Sal (Entre Amigos Actividades Equestres & Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira), Palmela (Quinta do Piloto, Castelo de Palmela, &more) and Pinhal Novo (ASL Tome Sociedade Vinicola & Museu da Musica Mecanica). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sesimbra, get a dose of the wild on Sesimbra Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Pexitos - Sesimbra Experiences.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sesimbra vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sesimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Sesimbra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 12:

6
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Porto

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Ribeira Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Pinhao (The Douro Valley & Pinhao Railway Station), Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura (in Peso Da Regua) and Lamego (Quinta Santa Eufemia & Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Porto Bridge Climb, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get outside with Oporto Buggy Adventure.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sesimbra to Porto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Sesimbra in September, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

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Lagos

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponta da Piedade and Praia do Beliche. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Algar de Benagil (in Benagil), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Praia Grande (in Ferragudo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrifana Beach, get outside with Praia da Batata, and don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lagos route site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Lagos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, Lagos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 25:

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery) and Fatima (Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos & Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See some other sides of Lisbon: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.