45 days in Portugal Itinerary

45 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Lisbon
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Alcobaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Figueira da Foz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Braganca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Braga
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
7
Tavira
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Lagos
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Lisbon

9
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more) and Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos). Pedal the day away on the 10th (Fri) with Portugal Bike. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, visit Cidade Baixa, and get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planner.

Atlanta, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, National Palace of Queluz, Portugal Bike
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Paredes da Victoria Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Monografico do Barrio. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and then see the interesting displays at Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alcobaca trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lisbon to Alcobaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas ©
Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas

3
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 15th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baleal Beach, then delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, and finally make a trip to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare trip planner.

Nazare is just a stone's throw from Alcobaca. November in Nazare sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Figueira da Foz.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, Baleal Beach
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré

2
nights
Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz ©
Figueira da Foz, also known as Figueira for short, is a city and a municipality in the Coimbra District, in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then examine the collection at Museu da Ciencia.

Discover how to plan a Figueira da Foz trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Figueira da Foz takes an hour. In November in Figueira da Foz, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Figueira da Foz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coimbra
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Quinta das Lagrimas ©
Quinta das Lagrimas
Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra ©
Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra

2
nights
Braganca

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural de Montesinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza and then learn about all things military at Museu Militar De Bragança.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Braganca tour builder tool.

You can drive from Figueira da Foz to Braganca in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Braga.

Things to do in Braganca

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque Natural de Montesinho
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Parque Natural de Montesinho ©
Parque Natural de Montesinho
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Museu Militar De Bragança ©
Museu Militar De Bragança

6
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and Graham's Port Lodge. Bom Jesus do Monte and Paco dos Duques de Braganca will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Braga: Vila Nova de Gaia (Sandeman Cellars, Ferreira Cellars, &more), Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (in Guimaraes) and Viana do Castelo (Santuario de Santa Luzia & O Navio Gil Eannes). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, make a trip to Praca da Republica, and admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Braga day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Braga takes 2.5 hours. In November in Braga, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Viana do Castelo
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Museu do Traje and Castelo de Castro Marim are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Igreja do Carmo and Ermida de Sao Sebastiao. Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Faro (Old Town Faro, Museu Municipal de Faro, &more), Saberes do Algarve (in Altura) and Sunride Rent-a-moto (in Olhao). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tavira trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Braga to Tavira in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Braga in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tavira, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Castro Marim, Vila Nova de Cacela, Praia de Monte Gordo, Museu do Traje
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cerro da Vila and Torre da Medronheira. Do some cultural sightseeing at Corte-Real Gallery and Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição). Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Silves (Museu Municipal de Arqueologia & Castelo de Silves). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, and stop by Centro Historico de Albufeira.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albufeira trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Silves, Praia da Marinha, Cerro da Vila
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Castelo de Silves ©
Castelo de Silves
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

10
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.
Let the collections at Museu de Portimao and Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Castelo de Aljezur. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Fortaleza de Sagres (in Sagres), Studio Bongard (in Ferragudo) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Monte Clérigo, kick back and relax at Meia Praia, do a tasting at Quinta Do Frances Winery, and make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lagos journey planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Portimao, Sagres, Monchique, Studio Bongard
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

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