36 days in Portugal Itinerary

36 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
4
Evora
— 5 nights
5
Coimbra
— 6 nights
6
Porto
— 6 nights

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: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and visit 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 °F and lows are around °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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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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 Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Canavial, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

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 °F and lows of °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, Praia da Marinha, Zoomarine Algarve
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, and make a trip to Ponte Romana.

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 do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Tavira are °F, while nighttime lows are °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
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island

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 bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tavira in August, expect nights in Evora to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °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: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco, Ermida da Memoria, &more) and Tomar (Roda do parque do Mouchao & Convento de Cristo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

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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 °F, while lows dip to °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, Anca Fountain
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

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, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, explore the galleries of Museu Serralves, and explore the activities along Douro River.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

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