45 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 8 nights
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Evora
— 7 nights
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Olhao
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 10 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 Museu Serralves and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Escape the urban bustle at Peneda-Geres National Park and Praia de Miramar. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Pincaes Cascate (in Peneda-Geres National Park) and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes (in Vale de Cambra). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Porto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Porto is minus 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Porto hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira — 6 nights

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 in touch with nature at Pico do Arieiro and Cabo Girao. Appreciate the collections at Madeira Film Experience and Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva. Venture out of the city with trips to Canical (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto & Ponta de Sao Lourenco), Levada do Risco (in Calheta) and Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela). There's much more to do: stroll through Laurissilva Forest, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Miradouros Do Paredao, push the limits with an extreme tour, and hike along Levada Ribeira de Janela.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Funchal trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Funchal by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in March, things will get a bit warmer in Funchal: highs are around 22°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 8 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 historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Alfama and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take an in-depth tour of Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano, make a trip to Belém Tower, and tour the water at your own pace with Rent a Boat.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Funchal in March, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 7 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Muralhas de Evora. Let the collections at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo and Ebora Megalithica capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Museu de Arte Sacra (in Vila Vicosa) and Corktrekking (in Redondo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Carriage Museum (Evora), take an in-depth tour of Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, and delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Olhao.
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Olhao — 5 nights

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Step out of the city life by going to Ria Formosa and Hidroespaco. On the 18th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with iSea Boat Charter. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Precious Time and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Quelfes.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Olhao travel planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Olhao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Olhao, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 10 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao and Church of Misericordia of Alvor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Studio Bongard Ceramics and Forte de Almádena. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church (in Monchique), Vale de Centeanes Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip builder app.

You can drive from Olhao to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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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