31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
Train
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Porto
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Peso Da Regua
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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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 find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation builder site.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Porto.
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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.
Dedicate the 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Museu Serralves, and stop by Livraria Lello.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. You'll set off for Peso Da Regua on the 5th (Wed).
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:

Peso Da Regua — 2 nights

Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu do Douro, steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus, and then do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, then admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, and finally make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Peso Da Regua road trip planning app.

You can drive from Porto to Peso Da Regua in 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Coimbra.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Tomar (Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, Estatua de D. Gualdim Pais, &more) and Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, O Sitio, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, ponder the design of Anca Fountain, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Coimbra in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fountain Giraldo Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Evora vacation maker site.

Getting from Coimbra to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll set off for Lagos on the 13th (Thu).
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Lagos — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoologico de Lagos and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, contemplate the long history of Old Town Faro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and finally look for gifts at A Guilda.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lagos trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 63°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lagos.
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Lagos — 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). See even more of Lagos: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, visit Centro Historico de Albufeira, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and make a trip to Centro Cultural de Lagos.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip app.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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