50 days in Portugal Itinerary

50 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
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Sagres
— 4 nights
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Obidos
— 6 nights
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Coimbra
— 6 nights
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Porto
— 8 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 5 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.
When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Levada Ribeira de Janela in Porto Moniz, approximately Porto Moniz away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, identify plant and animal life at Laurissilva Forest, do sightseeing your way with Safari Madeira Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Funchal is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Jose to Funchal due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Lisbon

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Funchal to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Go for a jaunt from Evora to Beja to see Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, stop by Tou c'os Azeites, take in the architecture and design of University of Evora, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Albufeira

— 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia da Rocha (Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha & Praia Da Rocha), Tres Castelos Beach (in Portimao) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, &more). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, kick back and relax at Algarve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in June, plan for slightly colder days in Albufeira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Sagres

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sagres: Portugal Walks (in Vila do Bispo) and Aljezur (Horseback Riding Tours & Praia do Amado). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Divers Cape, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, and get outside with Pura Vida.

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You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sagres are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Obidos

— 6 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get out of town with these interesting Obidos side-trips: Nazare (Praia do Norte, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and go for a walk through Rua Direita.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Obidos route planning app.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Obidos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sagres in July: high temperatures in Obidos hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:

Coimbra

— 6 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Jardim das Maes (in Viseu), Ponte de Santiago (in Sever do Vouga) and Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, ponder the design of Anca Fountain, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

Getting from Obidos to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

Porto

— 8 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Adega de Favaios (in Favaios), Parque das Azenhas (in Trofa) and The Douro Valley (in Pinhao). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 23:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.