59 days in Portugal Itinerary

59 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal vacation maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights
2
Vila Real
— 5 nights
3
Braganca
— 1 night
4
Serra da Estrela
— 2 nights
5
Beja
— 5 nights
6
Mertola
— 2 nights
7
Faro
— 5 nights
8
Lagos
— 6 nights
9
Odeceixe
— 2 nights
10
Sesimbra
— 2 nights
11
Costa da Caparica
— 3 nights
12
Cascais
— 4 nights
13
Obidos
— 4 nights
14
Coimbra
— 5 nights
15
Aveiro
— 2 nights
16
Porto
— 6 nights

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

4
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Get some historical perspective at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Escape the urban bustle at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL and Jardim Antonio Borges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas & Pico do Ferro Viewpoint). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto do Cabrito.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planning website.

Glasgow, UK to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In October, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vila Real.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes ©
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL ©
Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

5
nights
Vila Real

Vila Real ©
Popular historic sites such as Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Igreja de São Gonçalo are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Douro Valley and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaves (Castelo de Chaves & Ponte Romana de Trajano), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Pinhao) and Catedral de Lamego (in Lamego).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vila Real trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Vila Real. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Vila Real

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Catedral de Lamego ©
Catedral de Lamego
Castelo de Chaves ©
Castelo de Chaves

1
night
Braganca

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Municipalis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Misericordia, and finally look for gifts at Mercearia da Se.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Braganca day trip planning website.

Getting from Vila Real to Braganca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Serra da Estrela.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Iglesia de la Misericordia ©
Iglesia de la Misericordia
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria

2
nights
Serra da Estrela

Serra da Estrela ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Torre and then admire the sheer force of Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Covao Dos Conchos, then trek along Praia Fluvial de Loriga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Serra da Estrela trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Serra da Estrela takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Beja.

Things to do in Serra da Estrela

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Serra da Estrela ©
Serra da Estrela
Covao Dos Conchos ©
Covao Dos Conchos
Torre ©
Torre

5
nights
Beja

Beja ©
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Get outdoors at Comporta Beach and Skydive Portugal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Walls of Evora. Explore Beja's surroundings by going to Aldeia da Terra (in Arraiolos), Evora (Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, Igreja de Sao Francisco, &more) and Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, appreciate the history behind Pelourinho de Beja, explore the ancient world of Castelo de Beja, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Beja road trip planner.

You can drive from Serra da Estrela to Beja in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Beja are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Mertola.

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls

2
nights
Mertola

Mertola ©
Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Alcacova do Castelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciacao, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Mertola, then steep yourself in history at Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio, and finally make a trip to Cooperativa Oficina de Tecelagem de Mertola. On the next day, take a stroll through Pomarao, then explore the activities along Pulo do Lobo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de Aldeia Nova de Sao Bento.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mertola holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Beja to Mertola takes an hour. October in Mertola sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Mertola

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Mertola ©
Castelo de Mertola
Igreja Paroquial de Aldeia Nova de Sao Bento ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciacao ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciacao

5
nights
Faro

Faro ©

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia do Barril and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Faro Cathedral and Igreja do Carmo will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Cabanas de Tavira Beach (in Cabanas), Praia de Cacela Velha (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Praia de Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo). And it doesn't end there: see Hugo's Quad Bike Adventure, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe, tee off at Dom Pedro Old Course - Golf Club, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Municipal Trem.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro travel planner.

You can drive from Mertola to Faro in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mertola in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Faro, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Cacela Velha ©
Praia de Cacela Velha
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

6
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Meia Praia and Praia da Oura. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Sao Rafael and Praia da Luz. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Carvoeiro (Vale de Centeanes Beach & Algar Seco), Albufeira (Praia da Coelha & Praia de Santa Eulalia) and Gale (Praia Gale & Praia dos Salgados). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Benagil, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lagos road trip planning app.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lagos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz

2
nights
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia da Carriagem, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Monte Clérigo, then kick back and relax at Arrifana Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Aljezur.

To find out how to plan a trip to Odeceixe, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lagos to Odeceixe in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

2
nights
Sesimbra

Sesimbra ©
Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sesimbra, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Palmela, and then kick back and relax at Praia da California.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sesimbra trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Odeceixe to Sesimbra takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Costa da Caparica.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach ©
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
Praia da California ©
Praia da California
Castelo de Palmela ©
Castelo de Palmela

3
nights
Costa da Caparica

Costa da Caparica ©
Costa da Caparica is a Portuguese civil parish, located in the municipality of Almada along the western coast of the district of Sétubal. Explore hidden gems such as Troia Beach and Parque da Paz. National Palace of Queluz and National Coach Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Feathers & Scales.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Costa da Caparica trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sesimbra to Costa da Caparica takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Costa da Caparica can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Costa da Caparica

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Feathers & Scales ©
Feathers & Scales
National Palace of Queluz ©
National Palace of Queluz

4
nights
Cascais

Cascais ©

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guincho Beach and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Relax by the water at Praia da Adraga and Praia da Rainha. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu Condes de Castro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da ursa.

Plan my Cascais trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Costa da Caparica to Cascais takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Cascais are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Cascais

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro
Praia da Adraga ©
Praia da Adraga
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra

4
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Alcobaca and Baleal Beach. Castelo de Óbidos and Capela Das Aparicoes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Valinhos Sanctuary (in Fatima), Grutas da Moeda (in Sao Mamede) and Praia do Norte (in Nazare). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Almourol, take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas de Mira de Aire, and delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Obidos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castelo de Tomar and Aqueduto dos Pegoes. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatima (Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos & Basilica da Santissima Trindade), Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista (in Tomar) and Aldeia do Talasnal (in Lousa). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, and delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra trip planner.

Drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Aldeia do Talasnal ©
Aldeia do Talasnal

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Costa Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, examine the collection at The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo, and then get engrossed in the history at Museu de Aveiro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aveiro trip maker app.

Getting from Coimbra to Aveiro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo ©
The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

6
nights
Porto

Porto ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graham's Port Lodge and Taylor's Port. Popular historic sites such as Guimaraes Castle and Igreja do Carmo are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), Guimaraes (Largo da Oliveira & Paco dos Duques de Braganca) and Viana do Castelo (Santuario de Santa Luzia & O Navio Gil Eannes). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and learn the secrets of beer at Taste Porto Food Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto trip maker website.

Getting from Aveiro to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Rua das Flores ©
Rua das Flores
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

Similar plans

60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALTA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Porto & Switzerland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Coimbra BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans