39 days in Portugal Itinerary

39 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  8 h
1
Porto
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Tavira
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
End: Ljubljana

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online driving holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Porto is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in April since evenings lows in Porto dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra and Praia do Norte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, Miradouro do Suberco, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra road trip website.

Take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

6
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 Monte Selvagem in Lavre, approximately Lavre away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, ponder the design of Fountain Giraldo Square, and don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Evora online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coimbra in May: highs in Evora hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monte Selvagem
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monte Selvagem ©
Monte Selvagem
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Attractions like Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago and Praia de Monte Gordo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tavira: Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha (in Almancil), Aquashow Park (in Quarteira) and Faro (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Food Tours). There's lots more to do: get curious at Tavira Ciencia Viva Science Centre, stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach, kick back and relax at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, and look for gifts at Blossom.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Evora in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Tavira. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Almancil, Vila Nova de Cacela, Faro, Aquashow Park, Praia de Monte Gordo
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Olhos de Agua (Falesia Beach & Praia dos Olhos de Água) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, get in on the family fun at Krazy World Zoo, stroll through Praia de Santa Eulalia, and examine the collection at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner.

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Krazy World Zoo
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Belém Tower and Pavilhao do Conhecimento make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online vacation planner.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 2:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

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