27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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27 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Batalha
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Aveiro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Vila Real
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Coimbra
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Fatima
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Tomar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Cascais
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
13
Lisbon
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
14
Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then admire all the interesting features of Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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hours
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. To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nazare sightseeing tool .

Drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Nazare, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Batalha.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
O Sitio
O Sitio
Miradouro do Suberco ©
Miradouro do Suberco

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hours
Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Batalha trip planner .

Batalha is very close to Nazare. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aveiro.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Ponte da Boutaca ©
Ponte da Boutaca

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hours
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Find out how to plan Aveiro trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Batalha to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites
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Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro

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nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Francisco, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and finally get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guimaraes day trip planner .

You can drive from Aveiro to Guimaraes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Braga
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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

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night
Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Vila Real.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Vila Real

Vila Real ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Adega de Favaios, admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nova ( Igreja de Sao Paulo ). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte de Sao Goncalo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman, then make a trip to Pinhao Railways Station, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vila Real travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Porto to Vila Real takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Vila Real

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pinhao, Lamego, Adega de Favaios, Ponte de Sao Goncalo, Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman
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Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Quinta da Pacheca ©
Quinta da Pacheca

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nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Verde do Mondego, steep yourself in history at Quinta das Lagrimas, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vila Real to Coimbra takes 2 hours. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

National Forest of Bussaco
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Food Tours

3
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fatima: Museu Monografico de Conimbriga (in Condeixa-a-Nova) and Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Fatima, examine the collection at Museu de Cera, and make a trip to Casa De Lucia.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Coimbra to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tomar.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Castelo de Ourém, Grutas de Mira de Aire, Castelo de Montemor o Velho, Castelo de Torres Novas
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

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Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, then steep yourself in history at Pegoes Aqueduct, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tomar. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Almourol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fluviario de Mora, then make a trip to Jardim Do Paco Episcopal, and finally cool off at Piscina Praia.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Tomar trip itinerary builder .

Tomar is very close to Fatima. In October, daily temperatures in Tomar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Castelo Branco, Fluviario de Mora, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas, Castle of Almourol
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Museu Nacional Ferroviario ©
Museu Nacional Ferroviario

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nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Church, and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Berlengas Archipelago, make a trip to Cabo Carvoeiro, kick back and relax at Baleal Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, then look for gifts at Sabores & Saberes, and finally go for a walk through Rua Direita.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Obidos travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tomar to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Obidos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Obidos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Peniche, Praia da Areia Branca, Bacalhoa Buddha Eden
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bacalhoa Buddha Eden ©
Bacalhoa Buddha Eden
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

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Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, enjoy the sea views from Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marechal Carmona Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, then try your luck at Casino Estoril, and finally look for gifts at Deja Lu Bookshop. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Rainha, take in the waterfront activity at Cascais Marina, then enjoy the sea views from Farol da Guia, then kick back and relax at Praia de Carcavelos, and finally kick back and relax at Tamariz Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cascais travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Cascais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Cascais are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia de Carcavelos
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Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

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Lisbon

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and then wander the streets of Alfama. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Nosso Tejo, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker app .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Cascais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Sintra is known for historic sites, parks, beaches, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, explore the striking landscape of Parque de Monserrate, and don't miss a visit to Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sintra road trip planning site .

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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Porto

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porto Augusto's
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Liberdade Square ©
Liberdade Square

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