29 days in Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Obidos
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 6 nights
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Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Alvor (Swan Day Spa & Alvor Boardwalk). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Albufeira travel planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Albufeira is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio (in Cuba), Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros (in Marvao) and Cella Vinaria Antiqua (in Vila de Frades). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and see where the ancients bathed at In Acqua Veritas.

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You can drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albufeira in December since evenings lows in Evora dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Obidos

— 4 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Nazare (Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museu Municipal de Obidos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Obidos are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

Drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Coimbra are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Porto

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

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.