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
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
Fly:  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 Fishing Charters & Tours. 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, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife 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, Poca Da Dona Beija, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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 Laurissilva Forest and Cabo Girao. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical), Levada do Moinho (in Ponta Do Sol) and Levada Caldeirao do Inferno (in Santana). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Miradouros Do Paredao, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Funchal tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Funchal sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Madeira, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, 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 Precious Time and Paroquia de Sao Pedro. Escape the urban bustle at Hidroespaco and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (in Vila Nova de Cacela), Golf Course Quinta da Ria (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Tavira (Xiri Beach Bar, Jardim da Alagoa, &more). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, head outdoors with Rocha Da Pena, step off the mainland to explore Santa Maria Cape Island, and play a few rounds at Royal course Val de Lobo Portugal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Faro day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Faro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Faro when traveling from Funchal in March, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Olhao, Tavira, Almancil, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Rocha Da Pena
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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 Barragem da Bravura will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio) and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Albufeira), Gale (Lagoa dos Salgados & Praia dos Salgados) and Lagoa (Speed Boats Tours, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Blue Shark, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tic Tac Bike Tour, tee off at Golf Santo Antonio, and identify plant and animal life at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos travel planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Lagos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Vila do Bispo, Carvoeiro
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 28:
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AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
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 Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) 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. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Tiago, and step into the grandiose world of Castel of Valongo.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Lagos in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Evora. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

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 Palacio Nacional de Sintra. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon route planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Boca do Inferno, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Praia de Carcavelos
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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 Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais. Attractions like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Praia Do Labrego make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) 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 Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo, Praia Do Labrego
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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 de Lavadores make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Peneda-Geres National Park and Guides In Portugal. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and stroll through Praia do Carneiro.

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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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