32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
1
Evora
— 5 nights
2
Portimao
— 5 nights
3
Porto
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
4
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Rota Vicentina (in Santiago do Cacem), Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Jardim das Casas Pintadas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Evora is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Evora is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Castelo de Marvao, Rota Vicentina, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Lagoa dos Salgados (in Gale) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). There's lots more to do: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Divino Salvador.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao planner .

Drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Evora in May since evenings lows in Portimao dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Faro, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Ponta Da Piedale, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

5
nights
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Portimao to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Porto is a bit cooler than Portimao - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra to go to Tomar and see Convent of Christ, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra, and take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip site .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

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. Explore Nazare's surroundings by going to Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Casa Trovao), Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, & more) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and pause for some photo ops at Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare..

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nazare online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Obidos, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Nazare, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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