38 days in Portugal Itinerary

38 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Vila do Bispo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Albufeira
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Nairobi

5
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 Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos. Visit Praia de Miramar and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Praia de Sao Jacinto in Sao Jacinto, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Militar Do Porto, and kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto route planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Porto is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Porto is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in February, you will find days in Porto are much colder (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, Praia de Sao Jacinto, Praia de Miramar
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Praia da Nazare and Praia do Norte. Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes), Praia da Vagueira (in Ilhavo) and Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach (in Penamacor). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, get curious at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra, and see the interesting displays at Museu Academico / Academic Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra journey planning tool.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Praia da Vagueira, Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at Museu do Fado, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday app.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Let the collections at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Megalithica Ebora capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, do a tasting at Dona Dorinda, admire the masterpieces at Museu do Artesanato e do Design -MADE, and take an in-depth tour of Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vila do Bispo.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo ©
Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

4
nights
Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo ©
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Ingrina and Salema Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Zavial, steep yourself in history at Forte de Almádena, get a new perspective on nature at Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, and stroll through Martinhal Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Vila do Bispo travel planner.

You can drive from Evora to Vila do Bispo in 3 hours. Traveling from Evora in February, Vila do Bispo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carrapateira, Sagres, Forte de Almádena
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Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

7
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Marinha and Falesia Beach. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Portimao (Vau Beach & Praia dos Careanos), Praia de Alvor (in Alvor) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, stroll through Praia de Santa Eulalia, and view the masterpieces at Olaria Pequena.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albufeira vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vila do Bispo to Albufeira in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Albufeira are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Pescadores Beach, Vale de Covo Beach, Praia da Marinha, Algarve
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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