31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  27 h
1
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
4
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lisbon
— 9 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Praia do Norte, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, tee off at Royal Obidos Golf Course, stop by Olaria S. Pedro, and explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Obidos trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Obidos is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Obidos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

3
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, contemplate the long history of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

4
nights
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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Douro River, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

3
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo & Jardim do Coreto). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, ride a horse along Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Porto to Faro in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In May, Faro is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, Ria Formosa
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Walking tours
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Albufeira (Hot Wheels Raceway & Off-Road Tours), Silves (Mr Frutas & Cabrita Wines - Quinta da Vinha) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, identify plant and animal life at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, and head outdoors with Blue Shark.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lagos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Silves
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Off-Road Tours
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Evora attractions tool.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Evora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

9
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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