44 days in Portugal Itinerary

44 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  18 h
1
Faro
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Obidos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Coimbra
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Austin

5
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Tavira (Jardim do Coreto, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, &more). There's much more to do: putt your heart out at Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago, tour or see a game at Algarve FootGolf, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Faro online holiday builder.

Austin, USA to Faro is an approximately 18- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Austin to Faro. When traveling from Austin in April, plan for slightly colder days in Faro, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Almancil, Tavira, Sao Bras de Alportel, Ria Formosa
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago ©
Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Off-Road Tours (in Albufeira) and Lagoa (Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos & Speed Boats Tours). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, look for all kinds of wild species at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Pura Vida, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos trip maker app.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Portimao, Sagres, Albufeira, Lagoa, Forte de Almádena
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Off-Road Tours
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Evora road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

8
nights
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Chalet Biester, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, wander the streets of Alfama, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Speed Boats Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

5
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get out of town with these interesting Obidos side-trips: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and tee off at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Obidos planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Obidos by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Obidos are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) ©
Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila)
Praia d'el Rey Golf Course ©
Praia d'el Rey Golf Course

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
When in Coimbra, make a side trip to see Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima, approximately Fatima away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and stroll through Penedo da Saudade.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coimbra journey tool.

You can drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Coimbra sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

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, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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

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