54 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Coimbra
— 6 nights
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Porto
— 7 nights
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 6 nights
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Faro
— 5 nights
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Lagos
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Coimbra — 6 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu Nacional Ferroviario. Get in touch with nature at Serra da Estrela and Praia da Nazare. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Leiria (Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao & Castelo de Leiria) and Tomar (Convento de Cristo & Castelo de Tomar). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Fernando Namora, and contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Coimbra is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Coimbra to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Porto — 7 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Head to Rua Santa Catarina and Palacio da Bolsafor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Pedagogico Luso Brasileiro. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Guimaraes (Largo da Oliveira, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, &more) and Viana do Castelo (Santuario de Santa Luzia & Arda Beach). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua das Flores, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Angra do Heroismo.
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira — 6 nights

Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Relax by the water at Vitoria Beach and Escaleiras Beach. Shop till you drop at Olaria de S. Bento and Ceramica da Praia. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil, step into the grandiose world of Forte de Sao Sebastiao, stroll around Duke of Terceira Garden, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Angra do Heroismo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto to Angra do Heroismo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Furnas.
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Furnas, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra and then take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Furnas, don't miss a visit to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Furnas visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Furnas takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira — 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Valley of the Nuns. Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Levada Caldeirao Verde (in Santana). Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Palheiro Gardens , walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Machico.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Funchal trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Furnas to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Funchal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Evora.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 14:

Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ravasqueira and Centro de Ciencia do Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao da Boa Nova (in Alandroal) and Igreja da Misericórdia (in Monsaraz). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, explore the historical opulence of Porta do Raimundo, steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and don't miss a visit to Muralhas de Evora.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Evora journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Museu Colecao Berardo. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra National Palace, &more) and Boca do Inferno (in Cascais). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Faro.
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Faro — 5 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Head to Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908) and Ange Boutikfor some retail therapy. Visiting Praia do Barril and Cabanas de Tavira Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Cacela Velha (in Vila Nova de Cacela), Praia de Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo) and Ilha da Culatra (in Olhao). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, relax and rejuvenate at Relax Moment - Beauty & Spa, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Faro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Faro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Faro are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Saint Vincent and Praia dos Pescadores. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua), Carvoeiro (Algar Seco & Carvalho Beach) and Albufeira (Praia da Oura, Praia Sao Rafael, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia dos Salgados, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch 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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