34 days in Portugal Itinerary

34 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Train
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Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Tavira
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leiria
— 7 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 nights

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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Lisbon is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Lisbon is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in March, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. You will leave for Lagos on the 1st (Sat).
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Lagos — 6 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 some cultural insight at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao. Museum-lovers will get to explore Antigo Mercado de Escravos and Museu de Portimao. Step out of Lagos to go to Carvoeiro and see Carvoeiro Boardwalk, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Infante Dom Henrique.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tavira.
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Side Trips
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Tavira — 4 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tavira travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Tavira, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks
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Porto — 6 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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and get great views at Miradouro da Vitoria.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto online visit planner.

You can fly from Tavira to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tavira in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Leiria.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Leiria — 7 nights

Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. You'll explore and learn at Moinho do Papel and O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Grutas da Moeda. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo), Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal (in Ourem) and Aqueduto dos Pegoes (in Tomar). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, and don't miss a visit to Praca Rodrigues Lobo.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leiria itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Leiria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Leiria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Panteao Nacional and Estatua de Simon Bolivar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning site.

You can drive from Leiria to Lisbon in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites
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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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