44 days in Portugal Itinerary

44 days in Portugal Itinerary

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44 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  18 h
1
Faro
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Obidos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Coimbra
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Austin

5
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Tavira (Jardim do Coreto, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Ria Formosa.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Faro trip planner.

Austin, USA to Faro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in April: highs in Faro hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Almancil, Tavira, Sao Bras de Alportel, Ria Formosa
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Walking tours

6
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Off-Road Tours (in Albufeira), Lagoa (Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos & Speed Boats Tours) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, get out on two wheels at AlgarveXplorers, look for all kinds of wild species at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, and get outside with Blue Shark.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lagos are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Portimao, Sagres, Albufeira, Lagoa, Forte de Almádena
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Off-Road Tours
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, and steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Evora trip builder site .

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evora, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Walking tours

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Chalet Biester, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get out of town with these interesting Obidos side-trips: Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Obidos, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra with an excursion to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coimbra holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

6
nights
Porto

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip site .

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Porto, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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