60 days in Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Portugal Itinerary

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60 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coimbra
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Porto
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Funchal, Madeira
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Lisbon

9
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Colecao Berardo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva (in Obidos) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alfama, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Casino Estoril, National Palace of Queluz, Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum and Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos. Popular historic sites such as Cape Saint Vincent and Antigo Mercado de Escravos are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Ferragudo (Studio Bongard & Galeria Arte Algarve), Cerro da Vila (in Vilamoura) and Tavira (Tavira Ciencia Viva Science Centre, Museu Islamico, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, learn more about the world around you at Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, examine the collection at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas, and take in the exciting artwork at Corte-Real Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Lagos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Tavira, Faro, Albufeira, Ferragudo, Portimao
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

9
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Centro Historico de Evora. Get some cultural insight at Megalithica Ebora and Casa Relvas. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Reguengos de Monsaraz (Sharish Gin, Herdade do Esporao, & more), Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Estremoz (Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, Tiago Cabaco Wines, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, explore the world behind art at Museu do Artesanato e do Design -MADE, learn about winemaking at Dona Dorinda, and get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip planner .

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in December since evenings lows in Evora dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vidigueira, Arraiolos, Estremoz, Portalegre, Campo Maior
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

8
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum and Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso. Get some historical perspective at Convent of Christ and Sala dos Capelos. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas (in Golega), Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima & Fatima Luz e Paz) and Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, and engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Evora to Coimbra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Batalha, Nazare, Ilhavo, Tomar, Arganil
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 2:
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Misericordia de Coimbra Museum ©
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museu Serralves and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Visit Casa do Infante and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano (in Santa Cruz do Douro), Quinta do Jalloto (in Casal de Loivos) and Lamego (Quinta Santa Eufemia, Quinta da Casa Amarela, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Casa da Prelada, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional da Imprensa.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto route tool .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Lamego, Braga, Soalheiro, Quinta da Padrela
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Pocas ©
Pocas
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Priolo Environmental Center and Santana Astronomical Observatory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais), Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more) and Ribeira Grande (Tabaco da Maia Museum & Praia Calhau D'Areia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Ribeira Grande Municipal Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and examine the collection at Museu Carlos Machado.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip maker site .

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in January since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Mosteiros
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo ©
Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz

11
nights
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.
Blandy's Wine Lodge and Church of the Good Lord Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Caravel Art Center and Funchalet Art Gallery and Craft Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical), Ponta do Pargo (Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo, Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, & more) and Porto da Cruz (Museu Engenho Velho & Engenhos do Norte). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Madeira Optics Museum, view the masterpieces at Charlotte's CM Studio, get a new perspective on nature at Monte Palace Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with MA Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Funchal are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Madeira, Calheta, Sao Vicente, Santana
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 29:
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Church of the Good Lord Jesus ©
Church of the Good Lord Jesus

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