30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
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Sintra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Faro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira

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.
Funchal is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and view the masterpieces at MA Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal online attractions planner.

Charlotte, USA to Funchal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Funchal is 5 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Funchal. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Sintra.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Family-friendly places like Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, stroll through Guincho Beach, contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sintra online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Funchal to Sintra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sintra, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 1:

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Sagres

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia da Cordoama and Amado Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sagres to Aljezur to see Praia do Amado about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, enjoy the sand and surf at Bordeira Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Sagres journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

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Lagos

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia Da Rocha and Alvor Boardwalk. Step out of Lagos to go to Praia da Rocha and see Rocha Surf Shop, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, walk around Jardim da Constituicao, and work off some steam at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sagres to Lagos in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll set off for Albufeira on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You've now added Zoomarine Algarve to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Oura, then look for gifts at Garrafeira Lusitana, then stroll through Praia da Falesia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, then identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albufeira road trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Albufeira are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Bring the kids along to Portugal Safaris and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Tavira (Praia do Barril, Tavira Island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, make a trip to Palacio de Estoi, steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Faro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Aldeia da Terra. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary website.

Drive from Faro to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Faro in November since evenings lows in Evora dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Side Trip

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Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.