24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal Trip Planner

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Setubal
— 2 nights
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de Tomar. Castelo de S. Jorge and Monastery of Alcobaca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Fonte da Telha Beach in Almada--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike, and kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing planning site.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Setubal

— 2 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Troia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carvalhal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pego Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Setubal online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Lisbon to Setubal in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Setubal can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Setubal

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, stroll through Praia de Carcavelos, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Condes de Castro.

Plan a Sintra trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Setubal to Sintra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Evora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sintra in June: highs in Evora hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

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 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Monestary of Santa Clara and then contemplate the long history of Quinta das Lagrimas. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, kick back and relax at Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), and then delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in June: highs in Coimbra hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Porto

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Matosinhos Beach and Torreira Beach. Appreciate the collections at O Navio Gil Eannes and Sandeman Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Guimaraes (Largo da Oliveira & Paco dos Duques de Braganca), Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real) and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about winemaking at Ferreira Cellars, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, and explore the activities along Douro River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto journey website.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Porto, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Ponta Delgada

— 5 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Sao Jose and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas in Furnas--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, stroll through Lagoa das Furnas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and relax in the rural setting at Arruda Pineapple Plantation.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada online holiday maker.

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Sao Miguel travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.