31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Evora
— 3 nights
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Sagres
— 3 nights
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Albufeira
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 9 nights
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capela dos Ossos and Ermida de Sao Bras. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Montemor-o-Novo (Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo & Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo)). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Evora journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Evora is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Cordoama and Praia Boca Do Rio. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Ponta do Castelo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Burgau Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sagres driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Sagres, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

5
nights
Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Falesia and Praia da Coelha. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Praia dos Pescadores. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Portimao (Skydive Seven & Tres Castelos Beach) and Church of Misericordia of Alvor (in Alvor). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, stroll through Praia da Rocha Baixinha, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the ancient world of Torre da Medronheira.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

6
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Praia de Carcavelos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Sintra National Palace). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing tool.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Albufeira in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

4
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Step off the beaten path and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Lagoa das Furnas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros) and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas (in Furnas). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

9
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Valley of the Nuns. Relax by the water at Praia Da Prainha and Lido Beach. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Sao Vicente Caves (in Sao Vicente), Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical) and Ponta do Pargo (Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo & Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, trek along 25 Fontes Falls, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Madeira Island, and contemplate the long history of Santa Clara Convent.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Funchal attractions planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Funchal by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Funchal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 31:

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.