36 days in Portugal Itinerary

36 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tampa
Fly:  14 h
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Coimbra
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Tampa

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Fonte dos Pisoes, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online road trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

6
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Zoomarine Algarve, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tavira: Aquashow Park (in Quarteira) and Faro (Old Town Faro & Boat Tours & Water Sports). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Tavira Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, don't miss a visit to Ponte Romana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip maker.

Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tavira are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Faro, Aquashow Park, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Marvao (Castelo de Marvao & Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros) and Casa Amarela (in Castelo de Vide). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora, and see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Evora itinerary planner.

Getting from Tavira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tavira in August, expect nights in Evora to be slightly colder, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marvao, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Casa Amarela
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo ©
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
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: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Ermida da Memoria, &more), Tomar (Roda do parque do Mouchao & Convento de Cristo) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Coimbra using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Coimbra hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha, Tomar, Monastery of Alcobaca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

6
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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