22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Faro
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Alfama.

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Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Change things up with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Odemira (about 2h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Piscinas Municipais de Evora, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip maker app.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Lagos

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Rocha (Casa do "Vo" Serafim & Praia Da Rocha), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Telheiro Beach (in Vila do Bispo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lagos attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in October since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Faro

— 3 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tavira (Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours & Sao Bras Chapel), Fortaleza de Cacela (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape St. Mary, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Alagoa.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Porto

— 3 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip planner.

You can fly from Faro to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Faro in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, O Sitio, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra tour planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

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.