30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

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Porto
— 6 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Porto

— 6 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.
Head to Palacio da Bolsa and Mercado do Bolhaofor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and Museu Serralves capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (Coisas e Sabores & Alma Lusitana). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), look for gifts at Armazem dos Linhos, get a taste of the local shopping with Rua Santa Catarina, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning site.

Luanda, Angola to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Luanda in January, expect Porto to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Tavira

— 5 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Cacela Velha and Praia de Monte Gordo. Get outdoors at Praia do Barril and Xiri Beach Bar. When in Tavira, make a side trip to see Precious Time in Faro, approximately Faro away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Canastra and stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tavira travel route app.

Getting from Porto to Tavira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Lagos

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Salgados. Visiting Praia da Marinha and Praia do Monte Clérigo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Gale (in Gale). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz and stroll through Arrifana Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Lagos sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Divinus Gourmet and Gente da Minha Terra. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede, and do a tasting at Dona Dorinda.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip builder app.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in January since evenings lows in Evora dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chiado.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Portugal travel guide

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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.