31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly
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Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barragem da Queimadela and Praia da Barra. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Aveiro (Parque Infante D. Pedro, Oficina do Doce, &more), Praia de Sao Jacinto (in Sao Jacinto) and Serra Penha (in Guimaraes). The adventure continues: get great views at Terreiro da Se, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and admire the landmark architecture of Porto City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Lagos.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia do Beliche and Praia de Alvor. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Olhao (Ilha da Culatra & Ilha de Armona), Ilha da Fuzeta (in Fuseta) and Praia da Terra Estreita (in Tavira). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Arrifana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Castelejo, don't miss a visit to Praia da Cordoama, and get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico de Lagos.

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You can fly from Porto to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in August; daily highs in Lagos reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
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Evora — 4 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Evora Public Garden and Palacio de Dom Manuel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Alem Tejo Eco Boat Tours (in Avis), Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz (in Monsaraz) and Praia Fluvial de Mourao (in Mourao). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Tou c'os Azeites, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and admire the masterpieces at Casa do Montado.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Evora tour planning app.

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lagos in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Evora: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Baleal Beach. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sesimbra (Castelo de Sesimbra, Cabo Espichel, &more), Praia da Morena (in Costa da Caparica) and Setubal (Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica, Praia dos Galapos, &more). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquario Vasco da Gama, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tamariz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in August, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Swim with Dolphins and Pico Ruivo. Venture out of the city with trips to Levada Caldeirao Verde (in Santana), MIradouro do Véu da Noiva (in Seixal) and Aquaparque Madeira (in Santa Cruz). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, catch all the local highlights with Madeira Sidecar Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and hike along 25 Fontes Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Funchal to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portas da Cidade and Piscinas Naturais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Pico do Ferro Viewpoint (in Furnas), Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades) and Islet of Vila Franca do Campo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at Piscina naturale di Ferreira, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico Antonio Borges, and kick back and relax at Mosteiros Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Funchal in August since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly 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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