60 days in Portugal Itinerary

60 days in Portugal Itinerary

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60 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  14 h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
3
Faro
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Lagos
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Evora
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Coimbra
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Porto
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cluj-Napoca

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Ponta Delgada with a short trip to Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada road trip planning site.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Cluj-Napoca in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 19°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Poca Da Dona Beija, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Funchal, Madeira

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.
Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Laurissilva Forest. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Levada do Moinho (in Ponta Do Sol), Levada Caldeirao do Inferno (in Santana) and Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Miradouros Do Paredao, and don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal vacation maker website.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Funchal by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal. March in Funchal sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Madeira, Camara De Lobos, Levada do Moinho, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Pico Ruivo
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Off-Road Tours
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao

7
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroquia de Sao Pedro and Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Escape the urban bustle at Hidroespaco and Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha. Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Tavira (Xiri Beach Bar, Jardim da Alagoa, &more), Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Golf Course Quinta da Ria (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Just Tee Times, get in on the excitement at Algarve FootGolf, and don't miss a visit to Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Faro trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Funchal to Faro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Funchal in March since evenings lows in Faro dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Golf

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Almancil, Praia do Cabeço, Just Tee Times
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha

8
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.
Visiting AlgarveXplorers and Ponta da Piedade will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. Anthony and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Albufeira), Lagoa (Speed Boats Tours, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, &more) and Gale (Lagoa dos Salgados & Praia dos Salgados). The adventure continues: get outside with Blue Shark, identify plant and animal life at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tic Tac Bike Tour, and tee off at Golf Santo Antonio.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lagos, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Carvoeiro, Vila do Bispo
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 28:
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AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

8
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden. Popular historic sites such as Capela dos Ossos and Walls of Evora are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Evora to Sao Mamede to see Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and step into the grandiose world of Castel of Valongo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip maker.

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 March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Evora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 5:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Castelo dos Mouros, &more) and Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, cast your line with a fishing tour, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning site.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Praia de Carcavelos, Boca do Inferno
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

8
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sala dos Capelos and Portugal dos Pequenitos. Attractions like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Praia Do Labrego make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Nazare (Praia do Norte, Ermida da Memoria, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Choupal National Forest, get outside with Sky Garden Parque de Arborismo, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Poco da Broca, and trek along Passadico de Esgueira.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online travel planner.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazare, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Passadico de Esgueira, Cascata do Poco da Broca, Praia Do Labrego
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco

8
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.
Attractions like Praia Fluvial de Burgaes and Praia da Luz make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Peneda-Geres National Park and Praia de Lavadores. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Porto trip builder.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Porto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, Peneda-Geres National Park, Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:
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Douro River ©
Douro River
River Rafting & Tubing
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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