31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lagos
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Obidos
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 7 nights
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Lagos — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), By Nature (in Albufeira) and Far-Eco Tuk (in Faro). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at Swan Day Spa, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Lagos is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Lagos is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Lagos hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.
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Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz (in Monsaraz) and Casa das Talhas (in Vidigueira). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in October, Evora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). On the 14th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, stop by Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Obidos.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Obidos: Nazare (Praia do Norte, Forte de Sao Miguel, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, go for a walk through Rua Direita, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa de Obidos.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra to go to Tomar and see Convento de Cristo, which is approximately 56 minutes away. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, admire the local landmark of Anca Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

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You can drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Porto — 7 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 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll around Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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