32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip itinerary planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Sintra
— 1 day
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Cascais
— 1 day
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Obidos
— 1 day
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Leiria
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 1 day
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Braga
— 1 day
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Porto
— 1 night
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Covas do Douro
— 1 day
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Porto
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 2 nights
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Elvas
— 1 night
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Faro
— 4 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Sintra

— 1 day
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 6th (Tue): ponder the design of Fonte dos Pisoes, admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sintra trip website.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In July in Sintra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon attractions planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. You'll set off for Cascais on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Cascais

— 1 day

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Juicy Soaps, take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca, then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cascais trip itinerary app.

Drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Lisbon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Obidos

— 1 day

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, take in nature's colorful creations at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, and then make a trip to Obidos Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Obidos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Obidos are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leiria.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Leiria

— 1 night
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leiria trip site.

You can drive from Obidos to Leiria in an hour. July in Leiria sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Aveiro on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Aveiro

— 1 day
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Costa Nova, then admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station, and finally browse the different shops at Forum Aveiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aveiro vacation maker website.

You can drive from Leiria to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Porto

— 6 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Igreja de Santa Maria de Azurara (in Azurara) and Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim). Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, stop by Livraria Lello, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto online trip maker.

Drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Braga

— 1 day

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, then walk around Jardim de Santa Barbara, then get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle.

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Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto trip site.

You can drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Covas do Douro on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Covas do Douro

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Quinta do Crasto, shop like a local with Lagar da Sancha, then do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Espaco Miguel Torga.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Covas do Douro trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Covas do Douro takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Covas do Douro

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Covas do Douro to Porto takes 2 hours. You will leave for Monsanto on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Monsanto

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Pedro Church, then wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto, and then contemplate the long history of Monsanto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo do Sabugal, explore the historical opulence of Sabugal Castle, then stroll through Penha Garcia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Vehla.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monsanto trip planner.

You can drive from Porto to Monsanto in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Elvas.

Things to do in Monsanto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Elvas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, make a trip to Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, then make a trip to Aqueduto Da Amoreira, then make a trip to Muralhas Seiscentistas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Domingos Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museu Aberto, learn about winemaking at Adega Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Cristina Claro.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Elvas trip planning website.

You can drive from Monsanto to Elvas in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Elvas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Elvas

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora travel route builder app.

You can drive from Elvas to Evora in an hour. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Faro

— 4 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Tavira (Praia do Barril & Tavira Island) and Cabanas de Tavira Beach (in Cabanas). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Faro travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Evora to Faro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in July, you will find days in Faro are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Lagos

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, relax and rejuvenate at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions site.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.