42 days in Portugal Itinerary

42 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
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Guimaraes
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Porto
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Fatima
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Evora
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
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Lisbon
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Vila Nova de Gaia
— 2 nights
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Obidos
— 11 nights
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Evora
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Estremoz
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Estremoz
— 3 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Ribeirao Preto

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Porto

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rua Santa Catarina, Cais da Ribeira, PortuGalito - Espaco de Comercio e Artes, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belomonte 20 and FC Porto Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Palacio da Bolsa and Livraria Lello. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, see the interesting displays at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, and admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Campinas to Porto is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Transportation
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Guimaraes

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guimaraes trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Rua Santa Catarina. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): shop like a local with Rua Santa Catarina and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Fatima

— 1 day
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fatima visit website.

Drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Evora online route maker.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Evora are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Igreja de Santo Antonio, Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Mercearia do Vinho, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Igreja de Sao Roque. Museu Colecao Berardo and INUTIL arts & crafts will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Five Historic Photography Studio in Sintra, about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Funchal, Madeira

— 4 nights
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.
You've added HM Borges, Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, Monte Palace Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Caravel Art Center and Madeira Optics Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Engenhos do Norte (in Porto da Cruz). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado dos Lavradores, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal road trip app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Funchal at 23°C and lows at 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in January, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Vila Nova de Gaia

— 2 nights
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
Casa Kopke has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Casa Kopke, learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars, do a tasting at Porto Calem, then learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and finally learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vila Nova de Gaia route builder site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Vila Nova de Gaia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Obidos.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Wineries · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Obidos

— 11 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso and Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro. Head to Mercado Biologico de Obidos and Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidosfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu da Lourinha (in Lourinha), Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more) and Alcobaca (Monastery of Alcobaca, Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa-Museu Passos Canavarro, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, and explore the world behind art at Museu da Ceramica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Obidos online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vila Nova de Gaia to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Obidos are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Obidos

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 18:

Evora

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Estremoz on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Estremoz

Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Estremoz journey planning site.

Getting from Evora to Estremoz by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Evora to Estremoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Evora.

Things to do in Estremoz

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Evora

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and finally contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Estremoz to Evora in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estremoz to Evora due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Porto

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker.

Getting from Evora to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Estremoz.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Estremoz

— 3 nights
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the dining and entertainment at Centro Cultural de Marvao, learn about winemaking at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Coudelaria De Alter, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fluviario de Mora, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Church of Sta Maria.

Before you visit Estremoz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto to Estremoz by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Estremoz when traveling from Porto in January, with lows around 4°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estremoz

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.

Evora District travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
Spread over the gently rolling hills and fertile plains of the bucolic region of Antelejo, Evora District represents the more traditional part of Portugal, long ignored by foreign visitors that flock to the country's well-developed coastline. Although th...

Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.