42 days in Portugal Itinerary

42 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
4
Evora
— 5 nights
5
Coimbra
— 5 nights
6
Porto
— 5 nights
7
Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
8
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque. Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Museu do Bonsai, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Obidos (Obidos Village & Castelo de Óbidos). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, visit Alfama, and get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Obidos, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Falesia Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Galeria Arte Algarve (in Ferragudo), Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Gale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, and visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Lagos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Sagres, Galeria Arte Algarve, Praia da Luz, Praia da Marinha
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Barril and Cabanas de Tavira Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Monte Gordo and Tavira Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tavira: Faro (Muralhas de Faro, Faro Cathedral, &more), Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Garrao Nascente Beach (in Vale do Garrao). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu Islamico, kick back and relax at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tavira d'Artes.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tavira trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Tavira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Fortaleza de Cacela, Caramelo Beach Club, Garrao Nascente Beach, Praia de Monte Gordo
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore and learn at Museu de Evora and Museu do Artesanato e do Design -MADE. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Step out of Evora with an excursion to Castelo de Marvao in Marvao--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santo Antao (Evora), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art of the Cathedral of Evora.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Evora visit site.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tavira in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Evora: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Castelo de Marvao, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Castelo de Tomar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batalha Monastery and Capela Das Aparicoes. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Basilica da Santissima Trindade (in Fatima). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), explore the fascinating underground world of Buracas do Casmilo, admire the natural beauty at Penedo da Saudade, and take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra road trip planning tool.

Getting from Evora to Coimbra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in June, you will find days in Coimbra are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fatima, Condeixa-a-Nova, Castelo de Leiria, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

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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.
Bom Jesus do Monte and Largo da Oliveira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Se de Braga (in Braga), Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle & Paco dos Duques de Braganca) and Viana do Castelo (Santuario de Santa Luzia & O Navio Gil Eannes). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about all things military at Museu Militar Do Porto, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto route builder tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Graham's Port Lodge
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

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Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Popular historic sites such as Blandy's Wine Lodge and Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal are in your itinerary. Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and stroll through Valley of the Nuns.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Funchal travel route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Funchal in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Porto in June, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao, Valley of the Nuns, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Scuba & Snorkeling. Oficina - Museu and Nossa Senhora da Paz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in June, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Oficina - Museu, Nossa Senhora da Paz
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

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