31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 4 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Obidos
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

— 4 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.
Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Ethnographic Museum in Ribeira Brava, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get outside with Safari Madeira Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Funchal is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Funchal is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get warmer in Funchal: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portimao.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Portimao

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Praia da Falesia, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portimao journey builder app.

Getting from Funchal to Portimao by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in December, things will get a bit cooler in Portimao: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
When in Evora, make a side trip to see eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio in Cuba, approximately Cuba away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora, and don't miss a visit to Fountain Giraldo Square.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip site.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in December, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Obidos

— 4 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Nazare (Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Forte de Sao Miguel, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, play a few rounds at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Obidos online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Obidos sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Coimbra

— 4 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: Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Convento de Cristo (in Tomar). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

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.
Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), make a trip to Livraria Lello, and walk around Museu Serralves.

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

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.