30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

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Porto
— 7 nights
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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Porto

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Mindelo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Palacio da Bolsa. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Nau Quinhentista (in Vila do Conde), Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz & Capela de Sao Miguel) and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes (in Vale de Cambra). Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, browse the exhibits of Museu Serralves, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip website.

San Francisco, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Porto reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tavira

— 5 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Faro and Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos. Relax by the water at Praia de Cacela Velha and Cabanas de Tavira Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tavira: Vilamoura (Cerro da Vila & Thai Massage Vilamoura) and Faro (Faro Cathedral, Far-EcoTuk, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Ria Formosa, take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Olhao, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tavira, and kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tavira travel route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Tavira, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Lagos

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Cape Saint Vincent and Centro Historico de Albufeira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Gale (in Gale), Sagres (Divers Cape & Fortaleza de Sagres) and Praia dos Pescadores (in Albufeira). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, examine the collection at Museu de Portimao, and stay fit while traveling at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner.

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Aldeia da Terra. Popular historic sites such as Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Centro Cultural de Marvao (in Marvao), Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval (in Sao Pedro do Corval) and Adega Mayor (in Campo Maior). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), examine the collection at Museu de Evora, and explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Evora route maker website.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Evora when traveling from Lagos in February, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Praia Grande, &more), Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Praia do Norte, &more) and Setubal (Serra da Arrabida & Parque Natural da Arrabida). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation builder app.

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

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.