30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tavira
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Beirut

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rua Santa Catarina and Museu Serralves. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado Do Bolhao, look for gifts at O Arco da Ribeira, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto day trip tool .

Beirut, Lebanon to Porto is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. In June, Porto is a bit cooler than Beirut - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Mercado do Bolhao ©
Mercado do Bolhao
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

9
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Chiado and Jeronimos Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, look for gifts at Ana Salazar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Vale Dos Homens and Praia Da Rocha. Relax by the water at Praia do Carvalho and Praia do Amado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia do Peneco (in Albufeira), Loja do Mel e do Medronho (in Monchique) and Algarve (in Silves). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Carriagem, enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach, and look for gifts at Nandi Charity Shop.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Rogil, Carvoeiro, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

7
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia da Alagoa will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Xiribeachbar - Ilha de Tavira and Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours. Explore Tavira's surroundings by going to Canastra (in Estoi), Faro (Sweet Estoi & Hop On Hop Off Islands) and Loule (11 Gourmet & Casa Gineta). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Garrao Nascente Beach, stop by Casa das Portas, stroll through Fuseta Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tavira travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Tavira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Loule, Faro, Garrao Nascente Beach, Canastra
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Xiri Beach Bar ©
Xiri Beach Bar
Garrao Nascente Beach ©
Garrao Nascente Beach
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa

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