21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Coimbra
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at A Vida Portuguesa, stop by Goodies Boutique, look for gifts at Vista Alegre, then stop by Luvaria Ulisses, then stop by Sapataria do Carmo, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at A Ginjinha. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Po de Arroz, stop by SintrArt, stop by Portuguese Stuff, then stop by Chicoracao, and finally stop by Lisbon Souvenir - Handicrafts, etc..

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lisbon using our trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Sintra
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Sapataria do Carmo ©
Sapataria do Carmo
Luvaria Ulisses ©
Luvaria Ulisses
SintrArt ©
SintrArt

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Conde de Vila Flor Square (Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and then look for gifts at Divinus Gourmet.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Evora trip app .

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Evora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping
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Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Divinus Gourmet ©
Divinus Gourmet

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rota Vicentina and Praia do Beliche. Shop till you drop at Aqua Portimao and Lagos Surf Center Surf Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Amado Beach (in Carrapateira), Praia de Benagil (in Lagoa) and Aljezur (Praia do Monte Clérigo, Arrifana Beach, & more). The adventure continues: take the plunge with Skydive Seven, look for gifts at Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagos, find your balance on the water with Coastline Algarve, and visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Lagos travel app .

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lagos, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Aljezur, Sagres, Silves Cathedral, Rota Vicentina
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Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagos ©
Nandi Charity Shop ©
Nandi Charity Shop

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908) and Retalhos de Portugal. For shopping fun, head to Mercado de Olhao or Casa das Portas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Tavira (Ex Libris Gourmet, Praia do Barril, & more). There's more to do: head off the coast to Ilha Deserta and look for gifts at Casa Apicola.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Faro trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Faro

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Canastra, Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), Mercado de Olhao
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Mercado de Olhao ©
Mercado de Olhao
Casa das Portas ©
Casa das Portas

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Praca Oito de Maio, then stop by Forum Coimbra, and then test your problem-solving skills at Puzzle Room Coimbra.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra itinerary planner .

You can drive from Faro to Coimbra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Faro in May, with highs in Coimbra at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Fun & Games Shopping
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Puzzle Room Coimbra ©
Puzzle Room Coimbra
Forum Coimbra ©
Forum Coimbra

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garrafeira do Carmo and Mar Shopping Matosinhos. For shopping fun, head to Via Catarina Shopping or Porto com Arte. There's more to do: stop by Shopping Cidade do Porto and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Ferreira Borges.

Before you visit Porto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping

Side Trips

Casa do Galo, Mar Shopping Matosinhos
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Garrafeira do Carmo ©
Garrafeira do Carmo
Via Catarina Shopping ©
Via Catarina Shopping
Mar Shopping Matosinhos ©
Mar Shopping Matosinhos

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Forum Madeira and Charlotte's CM Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like True Spirit and Faja dos Padres. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Miradouro do Cristo Rei do Garajau, look for gifts at Fundacao Livraria Esperanca, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in May since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Madeira, Cabo Girao
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Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Forum Madeira ©
Forum Madeira
Madeira Shopping ©
Madeira Shopping

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