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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio da Bolsa and Museu Serralves. Shop till you drop at Mercado do Bolhao and Armazem dos Linhos. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Coimbra (Coisas e Sabores & Alma Lusitana). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), stop by Porto Guitarra, explore the activities along Douro River, and stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Luanda, Angola to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Luanda in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Praia de Monte Gordo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 11 Loja Gourmet and Blossom. Change things up with a short trip to Precious Time in Faro (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia do Barril, head outdoors with Xiri Beach Bar, look for gifts at Rosa Amor, and kick back and relax at Praia de Cacela Velha.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tavira, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Marinha and Praia Gale. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Aljezur (Arrifana Beach & Praia do Monte Clérigo), Praia dos Salgados (in Gale) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lagos online holiday planner.

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gente da Minha Terra and Divinus Gourmet. Get a sense of the local culture at Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Valongo, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in October, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to 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.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, and contemplate the long history of National Palace of Queluz.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planner.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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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