31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Batalha Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and Guincho Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Sintra National Palace (in Sintra) and Alcobaca (Castle of Alcobaca & Monastery of Alcobaca). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon vacation planner.

Accra, Ghana to Lisbon is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Accra in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Escape the urban bustle at Ponta da Piedade and Speed Boats Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Da Rocha and Tavira Island. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Praia do Porto de Mos, &more), Praia da Luz (in Luz) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, stroll through Praia Gale, and shop like a local with Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Albufeira using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Guimaraes Castle. Head to Rua Santa Catarina and Palacio da Bolsafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Coimbra (University of Coimbra & Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro), Viana do Castelo (Santuario de Santa Luzia & O Navio Gil Eannes) and Paco dos Duques de Braganca (in Guimaraes). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Shipyard Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Albufeira to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albufeira in August, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Furnas.
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Furnas, Sao Miguel — 3 nights

Get outdoors at Caldeiras Vulcânicas and Furnas. Get some cultural insight at Vila Franca Museum and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Furnas route maker.

You can fly from Porto to Furnas in 3 hours. Traveling from Porto to Furnas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in August since evenings lows in Furnas dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Canical), Engenhos do Norte (in Porto da Cruz) and Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo (in Ponta do Pargo). Spend the 25th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, tour the pleasant surroundings at 25 Fontes Falls, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Furnas to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Furnas to Funchal. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Evora.
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Evora — 5 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Convento de S. Joao de Deus, Igreja Matriz e Cripta de S. Joao de Deus (Montemor-o-Novo) (in Montemor-o-Novo), Museu Do Fresco de Monsaraz (in Monsaraz) and Rocha dos Namorados (S. Pedro do Corval) (in Sao Pedro do Corval). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Carriage Museum (Evora), admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, and get outside with Evora Public Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora itinerary builder app.

Fly from Funchal to Evora in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Funchal in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Evora: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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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