32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Olhao
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coimbra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
When in Evora, make a side trip to see Rota Vicentina in Santiago do Cacem, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and have fun at Piscinas Municipais de Evora.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Evora road trip website .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
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: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, and head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lagos tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aquashow Park (in Quarteira), Tavira (Ponte Romana & Praia da Terra Estreita) and Praia Verde (in Castro Marim). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head off the coast to Tavira Island.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Olhao trip builder website .

You can drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Canastra, Aquashow Park, Praia Verde
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island

3
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Nazare (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Praia da Nazare, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip planner.

Drive from Olhao to Obidos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Olhao in July, with highs in Obidos at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Take a break from Coimbra with a short trip to Convent of Christ in Tomar, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

6
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 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Rio Douro, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto travel planner.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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)

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