60 days in Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 7 nights
2
Vila Nova de Gaia
— 2 nights
3
Geres
— 2 nights
4
Coimbra
— 7 nights
5
Sintra
— 3 nights
6
Cascais
— 2 nights
7
Lisbon
— 8 nights
8
Almada
— 1 night
9
Setubal
— 6 nights
10
Portimao
— 7 nights
11
Lagos
— 7 nights
12
Albufeira
— 7 nights

7
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 Bom Jesus do Monte and Largo da Oliveira. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Fortaleza de Valenca (in Valenca), Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima) and Braga (Sameiro Sanctuary, Se de Braga, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu, admire the landmark architecture of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Porto travel route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. In January, Porto is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Se Catedral de Viseu, Fortaleza de Valenca
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

2
nights
Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia ©
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castro de Romariz, thenlearn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, thenlearn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally do a tasting at Taylor's Port. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Estatuas da Ponte and then take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary tool.

Vila Nova de Gaia is just a short distance from Porto. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geres.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Aveiro, Castro de Romariz
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Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port

2
nights
Geres

Geres ©
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Miradouro da Pedra Bela, head outdoors with Cascata do Arado, and then contemplate the long history of Granaries of Lindoso. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Cascata da Portela do Homem and then explore the activities along Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geres trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Gaia to Geres takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Geres

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Granaries of Lindoso
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Cascata do Arado ©
Cascata do Arado
Miradouro da Pedra Bela ©
Miradouro da Pedra Bela
Cascata da Portela do Homem ©
Cascata da Portela do Homem

7
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Serra da Estrela and Praia da Nazare. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Convento de Cristo. Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade & Capela Das Aparicoes). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and don't miss a visit to Capela de Sao Gregorio.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Geres to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Fatima, Serra da Estrela, Batalha, Nazare
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Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova

3
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Foz do Arelho and Baleal Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Castelo dos Mouros and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. When in Sintra, make a side trip to see Obidos Village in Obidos, approximately Obidos away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sintra travel route planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Sintra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Sintra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Baleal Beach, Praia Foz do Arelho
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Praia Foz do Arelho ©
Praia Foz do Arelho
Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach

2
nights
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 23rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Carcavelos and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cascais itinerary app.

Cascais is just a stone's throw from Sintra. January in Cascais sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Carcavelos, Cabo da Roca
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Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque das Nacoes and Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina). Do some cultural sightseeing at Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Igreja de Sao Roque. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Castelo de Óbidos (in Obidos), Palacio de Valflores (in Santa Iria de Azoia) and Museu do Hospital e das Caldas (in Caldas da Rainha). Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Panteao Nacional.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Cascais to Lisbon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Almada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Nazare, Castelo de Óbidos, Palacio de Valflores, Monasterio de San Dinis, Museu do Hospital e das Caldas
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Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Wine Tours & Tastings
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

1
night
Almada

Almada ©
Almada is a city and a municipality in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon. On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, thenexamine the collection at National Coach Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Belem Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Almada holiday builder app.

Almada is very close to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Almada

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belem
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National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
Belem Lighthouse ©
Belem Lighthouse
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

6
nights
Setubal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Get some historical perspective at Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Cabo Espichel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Setubal: Museu Regional do Vinho (in Redondo), Monsaraz (Monsaraz Castle and Walls & Hermitage of Santa Catarina) and Evora (Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, explore the world behind art at Casa de Bocage., and get to know the fascinating history of Estacoes da Via Sacra de Vila Vicosa.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Setubal vacation builder website.

You can drive from Almada to Setubal in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Setubal, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Setubal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evora, Vila Vicosa, Monsaraz, Museu Regional do Vinho, Cabo Espichel
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

7
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Castelo de Silves and Edificio Pacos do Concelho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Ilha Deserta (in Faro) and Ilha da Culatra (in Olhao). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, do a tasting at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Joao de Arens Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portimao trip maker app.

You can drive from Setubal to Portimao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Portimao are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Silves, Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, Odeceixe Beach, Praia de Benagil
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia do Beliche and Arrifana Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Menir do Padrao (in Vila do Bispo), Aljezur (Castelo de Aljezur & Vale Figueiras Beach) and Sagres (Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, stroll through Meia Praia, contemplate the long history of Antigo Mercado de Escravos, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To plan Lagos vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Aljezur, Luz, Menir do Padrao, Ponte Pedonal de Odemira
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Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

7
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Oura and Old Town Faro. You'll get in some beach time at Praia dos Salgados and Praia Gale. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Praia do Barril (in Tavira), Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao (in Alte) and Faro (Capela dos Ossos, Faro Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Falesia Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Albufeira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Praia do Barril, Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Church, Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia da Oura ©
Praia da Oura
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale

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