30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

©
Make it your trip
1
Chaves
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Vila Real
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lamego
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Castro Daire
— 1 day
Drive
5
Viseu
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Santa Comba Dao
— 1 night
Drive
7
Abrantes
— 1 night
Drive
8
Coruche
— 1 night
Drive
9
Aljustrel
— 1 day
Drive
10
Almancil
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Faro
— 15 nights

S M T W T F S
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

Chaves

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum Nadir Afonso, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort of Sao Neutel, then steep yourself in history at Ponte Romana de Trajano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Chaves. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Castelo Montalegre, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu de Barroso, tee off at Clube de Golfe de Vidago, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Maior, and finally make a trip to Praca de Camoes.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chaves visit planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vila Real.

Things to do in Chaves

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Vila Real

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte de Sao Goncalo, then appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, then take an in-depth tour of Museu da Vila Velha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nova ( Igreja de Sao Paulo ). On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, admire the natural beauty at UTAD Botanical Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vila Real trip planner.

You can drive from Chaves to Vila Real in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lamego.

Things to do in Vila Real

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lamego

— 2 nights
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then take in the views from Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu do Douro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, do a tasting at Quinta do Bomfim, then make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman.

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

You can drive from Vila Real to Lamego in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Castro Daire.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castro Daire

— 1 day
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial de Folgosa.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Castro Daire driving holiday planner.

Castro Daire is very close to Lamego. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Viseu.

Things to do in Castro Daire

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Viseu

— 2 nights
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Painel de Azulejos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Third of San Francisco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Viseu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Palacio dos Condes de Anadia, browse the different shops at Palacio do Gelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Grao Vasco.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Viseu trip itinerary maker website.

Viseu is just a short distance from Castro Daire. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Comba Dao.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Comba Dao

— 1 night
Santa Comba Dão is a city and a municipality in the Viseu District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Aguieira Dam, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial Senhora da Ribeira.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Comba Dao trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Viseu to Santa Comba Dao in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abrantes.

Things to do in Santa Comba Dao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Abrantes

— 1 night
Abrantes is a municipality in the central Médio Tejo subregion of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Parque Ambiental de Santa Margarida, then appreciate the history behind Camoes Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Castelo do Bode, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva de Constancia- Parque de Astronomia.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Abrantes fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Santa Comba Dao to Abrantes by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Abrantes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coruche.

Things to do in Abrantes

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Coruche

— 1 night
Coruche is a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Sra. do Castelo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo, and then take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Coruche.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Coruche tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Abrantes to Coruche takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aljustrel.

Things to do in Coruche

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Aljustrel

— 1 day
Aljustrel is a town and a municipality in the Portuguese district of Beja. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Pelourinho de Messejana, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljustrel, see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo, and finally make a trip to Minas de Aljustrel.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aljustrel trip builder app.

You can drive from Coruche to Aljustrel in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Aljustrel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Almancil.

Things to do in Aljustrel

Historic Sites · Museums

Almancil

— 2 nights
Almancil is a town and civil parish in the municipality of Loulé, in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, then make a trip to Camera Obscura, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908) and then stroll through Praia de Monte Gordo.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Almancil journey planner.

You can drive from Aljustrel to Almancil in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Aljustrel in September, plan for slightly colder days in Almancil, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Almancil

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Faro

— 15 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Olhao (Ilha de Armona & Ilha da Culatra), Fuseta (Ilha da Fuzeta & Fuseta Beach) and Tavira (A Joaninha, Igreja de Santiago de Tavira, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Praia de Cacela Velha, catch all the local highlights with Far-EcoTuk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro tour planning website.

Faro is just a short distance from Almancil. In September, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Loule travel guide

3.7
Marinas · Farmers Markets · Nightlife