24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary planner

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Porto
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Sagres
— 3 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 7 nights
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Porto

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Chennai, India to Porto is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Porto, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Porto: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Nazare (Miradouro do Suberco & O Sitio). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, admire the majestic nature at Choupal National Forest, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coimbra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Odemira, about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, admire the landmark architecture of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica de Evora, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Sagres

— 3 nights

End of the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sagres: Rogil (Praia da Carriagem & Praia Vale Dos Homens) and Aljezur (Vale Figueiras Beach & Praia do Amado). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, steep yourself in history at Ponta do Castelo, and make a trip to Praia da Cordoama.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres online itinerary planner.

Getting from Evora to Sagres by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia da Rocha (Praia Da Rocha & Casa do "Vo" Serafim), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Algar de Benagil (in Benagil). The adventure continues: hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get your game on at Electric Karting Albufeira Marina, and cool off at XFlow Surf Spot Portugal.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira day trip site.

Drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Lisbon

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

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, Five Historic Photography Studio, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:

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.