42 days in Portugal Itinerary

42 days in Portugal Itinerary

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42 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campinas
Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Guimaraes
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Fatima
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  76​h 30​min
7
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Vila Nova de Gaia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Obidos
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Evora
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
12
Estremoz
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
13
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Estremoz
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Ribeirao Preto

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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.
You've added Cais da Ribeira, PortuGalito - Espaco de Comercio e Artes, Mercado 48, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Belomonte 20. Let the collections at FC Porto Museum and Casa do Infante capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, see the interesting displays at Pavilhao da Agua, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online day trip planner .

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip maker app .

Drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Porto

Porto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rua Santa Catarina as well as Liberdade Square. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Liberdade Square, then take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Guimaraes to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina

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Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

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You can drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Appreciate the collections at Museu de Evora and Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora. Capela dos Ossos and Centro Historico de Evora will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Evora road trip planner .

Drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Evora are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estremoz.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Igreja de Santo Antonio, Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Mercearia do Vinho, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Quinta da Regaleira and Igreja de Sao Roque. Head to Avenida da Liberdade and INUTIL arts & craftsfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Five Historic Photography Studio, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning tool .

Getting from Estremoz to Lisbon by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Avenida da Liberdade ©
Avenida da Liberdade
Museu Colecao Berardo ©
Museu Colecao Berardo

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes HM Borges, Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, Monte Palace Museum, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Caravel Art Center and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Madeira Optics Museum and Engenhos do Norte. Change things up with a short trip to Ponta de Sao Lourenco in Machico (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado dos Lavradores, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Funchal hover around 23°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Laurissilva Forest, Engenhos do Norte, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Geological Museum of Portugal has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Traveling from Funchal in January, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museum of National Republican Guard ©

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nights
Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia ©
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
Casa Kopke has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at Casa Kopke, indulge your taste buds at Sandeman Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Porto Calem, then learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and finally do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Vila Nova de Gaia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Vila Nova de Gaia sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Sandeman Cellars ©
Sandeman Cellars
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port

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Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva and Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso. Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja de Santa Maria and Sao Tiago Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Alcobaca (Monastery of Alcobaca, Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz, & more), Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, & more) and Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro (in Vimeiro). There's still lots to do: stop by Casa Romantica, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa de Obidos, and find something for the whole family at Vila Natal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Obidos tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Gaia to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Obidos are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Obidos

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Alcobaca, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinha, Santarem
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 18:
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Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso ©
Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria

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Evora

Evora
For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Evora trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Estremoz on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Estremoz

Estremoz
Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Estremoz road trip tool .

Drive from Evora to Estremoz in an hour. Traveling from Evora to Estremoz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Evora on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Estremoz

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Evora

Evora ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and finally steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip website .

Getting from Estremoz to Evora by car takes about an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Estremoz to Evora due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Walls of Evora ©
Walls of Evora

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Porto

Porto
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porto travel planner .

Drive from Reguengos de Monsaraz to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 29th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Estremoz

Estremoz ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Marvao, do a tasting at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Coudelaria De Alter, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fluviario de Mora, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Church of Sta Maria.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Estremoz trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Porto to Estremoz by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Estremoz is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Estremoz, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estremoz

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museu da Tapecaria, Fluviario de Mora, Castelo de Marvao, Coudelaria De Alter
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Castelo de Marvao ©
Castelo de Marvao
Museu da Tapecaria ©
Museu da Tapecaria

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