27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
2
Evora
— 5 nights
3
Faro
— 3 nights
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
5
Porto
— 4 nights
6
Coimbra
— 6 nights

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Castelo de Palmela. Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) and Electricity Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Museu Condes de Castro (in Cascais), Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha) and Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Carris Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museu Do Aljube, steep yourself in history at Panteao Nacional, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia da Adraga, Museu Condes de Castro, Praia Foz do Arelho, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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Carris Museum ©
Carris Museum
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Praia da Adraga ©
Praia da Adraga

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte da Ravasqueira and Castelo de Alegrete. You'll explore and learn at Museu da Tapecaria and eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Portalegre (Casa-Museu Jose Regio & Museu Municipal de Portalegre), Castelo de Vide (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha & Judiaria de Castelo de Vide) and Cella Vinaria Antiqua (in Vila de Frades). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, contemplate the long history of Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, and see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Evora visit planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Evora sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Portalegre, Castelo de Vide, Mother Church of Sta Maria, Monte da Ravasqueira, Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro
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Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira
Judiaria de Castelo de Vide ©
Judiaria de Castelo de Vide
Museu da Tapecaria ©
Museu da Tapecaria

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo de Mertola and Walking tours. Popular historic sites such as Cerro da Vila and Arc of Repouso are in your itinerary. Take a break from Faro with a short trip to Praia de Cacela Velha in Vila Nova de Cacela, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palacio de Estoi, get engrossed in the history at Museu Municipal de Faro, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Faro attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Faro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Castelo de Mertola, Praia de Cacela Velha, Cerro da Vila
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Castelo de Mertola ©
Castelo de Mertola
Praia de Cacela Velha ©
Praia de Cacela Velha
Cerro da Vila ©
Cerro da Vila

3
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Garajau and Calheta Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Frederico de Freitas Museum and Madeira Film Experience. Go for a jaunt from Funchal to Ponta do Pargo to see Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Palheiro Gardens , see the interesting displays at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Funchal day trip planner.

You can fly from Faro to Funchal in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Calheta, Praia de Garajau, Museu da Baleia da Madeira, Sao Salvador Church
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Frederico de Freitas Museum ©
Frederico de Freitas Museum
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista ©
Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto and Casa do Infante. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sao Bento da Porta Aberta and Ponte da Barca. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano (in Santa Cruz do Douro) and Granaries of Lindoso (in Ponte da Barca). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Farol Molhe do Douro, make a trip to She Changes (The Anemone), get a sense of history and politics at Porto City Hall, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of the Cheese.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto journey site.

Fly from Funchal to Porto in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Funchal in April since evenings lows in Porto dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church, Ponte da Barca, Sao Bento da Porta Aberta, Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano, Granaries of Lindoso
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Castle of the Cheese ©
Castle of the Cheese
Sao Bento da Porta Aberta ©
Sao Bento da Porta Aberta
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto ©
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Visit Museu Monografico de Conimbriga and Aldeia do Talasnal for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aqueduto dos Pegoes and Alianca Underground Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo), Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao) and Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Pinhel, admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coimbra travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tomar, Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, Castelo de Pinhel, Castelo de Almourol, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Aldeia do Talasnal ©
Aldeia do Talasnal
Castelo de Almourol ©
Castelo de Almourol

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