22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pinhao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Covilha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Batalha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arraiolos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tavira
— 3 nights

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Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walking tours. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto online trip maker.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Viana do Castelo.
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Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Viana do Castelo — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, make a trip to Praca da Republica, see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa do Curro.. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque Temático do Arnado, take in the views from Ponte Romana e Medieval, then don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Valenca, and finally make a trip to Capela de Misericordia de Valenca do Minho..

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Viana do Castelo road trip website.

Getting from Porto to Viana do Castelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Viana do Castelo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pinhao.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Pinhao — 2 nights

On the 7th (Wed), do a tasting at Adega de Favaios, do a tasting at Quinta de Avessada, do a tasting at D'Origem, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, and finally do a tasting at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman. On the next day, appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pinhao itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Covilha.
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Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Covilha — 3 nights

Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Covilha: Viseu (Palacio do Gelo, Se Catedral de Viseu, &more), Torre (in Serra da Estrela) and Lusovini - Vinhos de Portugal (in Nelas). There's much more to do: make a trip to Portas do Sol, see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Sacra, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Belmonte, and take in the awesome beauty at Serra da Estrela.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Covilha trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Covilha takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Batalha.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Batalha — 3 nights

Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. Change things up with these side-trips from Batalha: Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel (in Marinha Grande), Fragas de Sao Simao (in Figueiro dos Vinhos) and Praia das Rocas (in Castanheira de Pera). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz da Batalha, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Batalha online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Covilha to Batalha takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Batalha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker tool.

Getting from Batalha to Lisbon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arraiolos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Arraiolos — 2 nights

Arraiolos is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. On the 19th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Arraiolos Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Fluviario de Mora, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, examine the collection at Monte da Ravasqueira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dos Loios, and finally steep yourself in history at Menhir dos Almendres.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arraiolos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Arraiolos takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Arraiolos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tavira.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Tavira — 3 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Venture out of the city with trips to CQ - Your Fitness Studio (in Vilamoura), Faro (Faro Cathedral & Old Town Faro) and Aquashow Park (in Quarteira). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, head off the coast to Tavira Island, and stroll through Praia do Barril.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tavira trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Arraiolos to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Arraiolos in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Tavira: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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.
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