30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip itinerary planner
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Coisas e Sabores & Alma Lusitana). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Bolhao, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planner.

Luanda, Angola to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Luanda to Porto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Luanda in May, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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.
Get outdoors at Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Praia de Cacela Velha. Relax by the water at Praia do Barril and Praia de Monte Gordo. Step out of Tavira with an excursion to Precious Time in Faro--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Canastra and get outside with Xiri Beach Bar.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tavira online vacation builder.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Tavira: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Marinha and Praia dos Salgados. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Gale (in Gale), Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia) and Aljezur (Arrifana Beach & Praia do Monte Clérigo). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Lagos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo and Forum Eugenio de Almeida will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lagos in May since evenings lows in Evora dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Park and National Palace of Pena, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, and wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), 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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