31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Sesimbra
— 11 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Tavira
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Obidos Village and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Vasco da Gama.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip website.

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Lisbon is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

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 Castelo de Sesimbra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesimbra: Pinhal Novo (ASL Tome Sociedade Vinicola & Museu da Musica Mecanica), Alcacer do Sal (Entre Amigos Actividades Equestres & Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira) and Palmela (Iglesia de San Pedro, Quinta do Piloto, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Praia do Meco, take an exotic tour of Sesimbra Safari, kick back and relax at Praia de Foz, and stroll through Ribeira do Cavalo Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sesimbra planning website.

Drive from Lisbon to Sesimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 15:

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porto Bridge Climb and Ribeira Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Largo da Oliveira (in Guimaraes) and Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto visit site.

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, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

3
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela dos Ossos and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharish Gin (in Reguengos de Monsaraz) and Monsaraz (Monsaraz Castle and Walls & Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Evora day trip website.

You can drive from Porto to Evora in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, then find your balance on the water with Kitesurf Eolis, and then stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours. On the next day, make a trip to Praca da Republica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, then head outdoors with Ilha de Armona, and finally step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tavira route maker website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Tavira: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally hit the best photo ops around with Backyard Tours. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Canavial and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lagos tour planner.

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

1
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

On the 29th (Tue), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, then get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip tool.

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

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Portugal travel guide

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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.