32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Coimbra
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
6
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Faro (Food Tours, Cape St. Mary, & more), Garrao Nascente Beach (in Vale do Garrao) and Praia da Quarteira (in Quarteira). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caramelo Beach Club, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, stop by Blossom, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tavira day trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Tavira is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Tavira is 8 hours. In May, Tavira is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Almancil, Caramelo Beach Club, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, Praia da Quarteira
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Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Aljezur (Vale Figueiras Beach & Praia do Amado), Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa) and Albufeira (Praia de Arrifes, Hot Wheels Raceway, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, stroll through Falesia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Do Submarino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lagos tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Aljezur, Molhe Beach, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Evora

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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Jardim das Casas Pintadas.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora road trip tool .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Evora, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
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Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Nazare (O Sitio, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, and contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Coimbra are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nazare
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner .

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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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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