35 days in Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Braga
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Braga
— 1 night
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Agueda
— 1 night
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Serra da Estrela
— 2 nights
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Costa Nova
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Peniche
— 1 night
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Obidos
— 2 nights
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Mafra
— 2 nights
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Azenhas do Mar
— 1 night
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Sesimbra
— 1 day
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Setubal
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Comporta
— 1 night
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Sagres
— 1 night
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Faro
— 1 day
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Funchal
— 1 night
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Santana
— 3 nights
Drive to Madeira Airport, Fly to Cartagena

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Braga — 1 night

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary and then stroll around Jardim de Santa Barbara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Braga trip itinerary builder app.

Cartagena, Colombia to Braga is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cartagena to Braga is 5 hours. Traveling from Cartagena in May, expect Braga to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Porto.
Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Porto — 3 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.
Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Before you visit Porto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agueda.
Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Agueda — 1 night

On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Pateira de Fermentelos and then browse the exhibits of Alianca Underground Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agueda trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Porto to Agueda by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Serra da Estrela.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Serra da Estrela — 2 nights

On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Loriga and then go for a walk through Foz d'Egua. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Serra da Estrela and then make a trip to Torre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serra da Estrela road trip site.

Drive from Agueda to Serra da Estrela in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Costa Nova.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Costa Nova — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Do Labrego and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Costa Nova day trip planning website.

You can drive from Serra da Estrela to Costa Nova in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Aveiro.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Aveiro — 1 night

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aveiro trip builder app.

Aveiro is just a short distance from Costa Nova. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Coimbra.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Coimbra — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo, and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra day trip planning tool.

Getting from Aveiro to Coimbra by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Nazare — 1 night

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nazare are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Peniche.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Peniche — 1 night

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cabo Carvoeiro, stop by WATERLOST, and then kick back and relax at Baleal Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Peniche trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Nazare to Peniche by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May in Peniche, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Obidos.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Obidos — 2 nights

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, then delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Obidos trip planning website.

Obidos is just a short distance from Peniche. In June, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mafra.
Historic Sites · Parks
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Mafra — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Here and Now, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Pescadores, and then get outside with Praia Foz do Lizandro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco and then pause for some photo ops at Palacio Nacional de Mafra.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mafra vacation planning tool.

Getting from Obidos to Mafra by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Obidos in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mafra, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Azenhas do Mar.
Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Azenhas do Mar — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar and then kick back and relax at Praia da Adraga.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Azenhas do Mar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mafra to Azenhas do Mar takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Azenhas do Mar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for Sintra on the 6th (Mon).
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Sintra — 2 nights

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Juicy Soaps, then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally ponder the world of politics at Câmara Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Azenhas do Mar. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Lisbon — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will leave for Sesimbra on the 9th (Thu).
Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Sesimbra — 1 day

Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da California.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sesimbra holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sesimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Setubal.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Setubal

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Setubal vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sesimbra to Setubal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Comporta.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Comporta — 1 night

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Comporta trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Setubal to Comporta in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Comporta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Evora.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Evora — 3 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Comporta to Evora in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Comporta in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sagres.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Sagres — 1 night

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Praia do Beliche and then see some colorful creatures with Divers Cape.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sagres trip website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Evora in June, you will find days in Sagres are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Lagos — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then stop by Mar d'Estorias.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lagos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Faro.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Faro — 1 day

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then cool off at Aquashow Park, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Faro day trip app.

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Faro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Funchal.
Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Funchal — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, then go for a walk through Santa Maria Street, and then stroll through Cabo Girao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and then don't miss a visit to Bordal - Bordados da Madeira.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal online holiday builder.

Fly from Faro to Funchal in 5 hours. When traveling from Faro in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Funchal: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Santana.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Santana — 3 nights

Santana, short form for Santa Ana is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira, in Portuguese archipelago of the same name. On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Ponta de Sao Lourenco, then see the interesting displays at Engenhos do Norte, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Levada Caldeirao Verde, admire the landmark architecture of Casas Tipicas de Santana, and then steep yourself in history at Santana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santana trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Funchal to Santana by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Santana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

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.

Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.