31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Tavira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Porto — 5 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guimaraes Castle and Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Capela das Almas and Rua das Flores. Step out of Porto to go to Mindelo and see i-Dive Spirit, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Discover how to plan a Porto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Portsmouth, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portsmouth in September; daily highs in Porto reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lagos.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Lagos — 5 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Step out of the city life by going to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Vau Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Porto to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tavira.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Tavira — 2 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, and then kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, and then surround yourself with nature on Far-Eco Tuk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira journey site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 6 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and Feathers & Scales. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

You can fly from Tavira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Centro Historico de Evora. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio (in Cuba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, make a trip to Muralhas de Evora, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Antao (Evora).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online route planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Evora sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Funchal.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Funchal, Madeira — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Visiting Off-Road Tours and 25 Fontes Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Funchal with an excursion to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, take in the pleasant sights at Santa Maria Street, and take an exotic tour of Safari Madeira Island.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Funchal online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Evora to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Evora in October, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 3 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Poca Da Dona Beija and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. There's still lots to do: stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Funchal in October since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.