35 days in Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Portugal Itinerary

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35 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Fatima
— 3 nights
4
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Albufeira
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sagres
— 3 nights
7
Evora
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Venture out of the city with trips to Troia Beach (in Troia), Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Centro Historico de Sintra, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Perth in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, Troia Beach, Cabo da Roca, National Palace of Queluz
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia de Garajau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, and finally steep yourself in history at Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Santa Clara Convent, learn about winemaking at Pereira d’Oliveira, then take a stroll through Zona Velha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Funchal are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Funchal

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia de Garajau
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent

3
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Valinhos Sanctuary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica da Santissima Trindade and Museu do Santuario de Fatima. Step out of Fatima to go to Tomar and see Pegoes Aqueduct, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Capela Das Aparicoes, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Ourém, make a trip to Casa De Lucia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatima.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fatima online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Fatima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Funchal in June, plan for little chillier nights in Fatima, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castelo de Ourém, Pegoes Aqueduct, Castelo de Leiria
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Capela das Almas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Largo da Oliveira and Sameiro Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso (in Trancoso), Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu) and Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto planning website .

You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Se Catedral de Viseu, Castelo de Linhares da Beira, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary

6
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Faro Cathedral and Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Praia de Alvor. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Portimao (Vau Beach & Tres Castelos Beach), Misericordia Church (in Silves) and Praia Cacela Velha (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Porto to Albufeira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in June; daily highs in Albufeira reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, Faro Cathedral, Misericordia Church, Praia Cacela Velha
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Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Saint Vincent and Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Luz and Arrifana Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sagres side-trips: Praia do Amado (in Aljezur) and Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Zavial and stroll through Praia da Ingrina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sagres road trip planning site .

Drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Praia da Luz
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visit Capela dos Ossos and Cromeleque dos Almendres for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Castelo de Vide (Judiaria de Castelo de Vide, Casa Da Muralha, & more), Mosteiro da Flor da Rosa e Nucleo do Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (in Flor da Rosa) and Mother Church of Sta Maria (in Estremoz). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Alegrete.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner .

Getting from Sagres to Evora by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sagres in June: highs in Evora hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Vide, Arraiolos, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, Castelo de Alegrete
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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