22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal vacation planner
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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Nazare
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Setubal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vila Real de Santo Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive to Faro Airport, Fly to San Diego

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Nazare — 2 nights

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and finally ponder the design of Chafariz das Cinco Bicas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, and finally get great views at Miradouro do Suberco.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nazare trip itinerary builder site.

San Diego, USA to Nazare is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Nazare due to the time zone difference. In April, Nazare is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.
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Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Sintra — 3 nights

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sintra National Palace. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, stop by Juicy Soaps, and take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sintra trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. April in Sintra sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Lisbon — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning tool.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Setubal.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Setubal — 3 nights

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Natural da Arrabida. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Castelo de Sao Filipe, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get outside with Serra da Arrabida, and get answers to all your questions at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Setubal trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Setubal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Setubal can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lagos.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Lagos — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Rocha (Praia Da Rocha & Rocha Surf Shop), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Centro Historico de Albufeira). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lagos holiday planner.

Drive from Setubal to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tavira.
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Tavira — 3 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Explore Tavira's surroundings by going to Faro (Faro Cathedral, Old Town Faro, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tavira travel planner.

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 May, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vila Real de Santo Antonio.
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Vila Real de Santo Antonio — 3 nights

Vila Real de Santo António is a city, civil parish, and municipality in the Algarve, Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Mertola (Pulo do Lobo & Castelo de Mertola). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, don't miss a visit to Praca Marques de Pombal, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Castro Marim, and stroll through Praia Verde.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vila Real de Santo Antonio trip itinerary app.

Vila Real de Santo Antonio is just a short distance from Tavira. In May in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Portugal travel guide

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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.
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