30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 6 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Porto — 6 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio da Bolsa and Museu Serralves. Step out of the city life by going to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Coimbra (Coisas e Sabores & Alma Lusitana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, stop by Pajaro Malandro, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto online driving holiday planner.

Luanda, Angola to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Luanda in October: high temperatures in Porto hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tavira.
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Tavira — 5 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Head to Blossom and Praia-Mar - Maria José Dias Da Palma Simão Mestrefor some retail therapy. Visiting Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Praia do Barril will get you outdoors. Step out of Tavira to go to Faro and see Precious Time, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, stop by 4Elementos Ceramica & Azulejo, head outdoors with Xiri Beach Bar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Cacela Velha.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tavira trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tavira, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lagos.
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Lagos — 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get outdoors at Praia da Marinha and Praia Gale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe), Praia dos Salgados (in Gale) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz and stroll through Arrifana Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lagos travel route planner.

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
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Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
For shopping fun, head to Gente da Minha Terra or Divinus Gourmet. You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo and Forum Eugenio de Almeida. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and learn about winemaking at Dona Dorinda.

To find out how to plan a trip to Evora, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lagos in November since evenings lows in Evora dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Lisbon by Boat and Nosso Tejo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and National Palace of Queluz. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Park and National Palace of Pena about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip site.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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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