28 days in Portugal Itinerary

28 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal vacation planner

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Lisbon
— 9 nights
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Sintra
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Faro
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
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Lisbon

— 9 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu do Fado. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bangkok to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in February, expect Lisbon to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Sintra

— 4 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro. Let the collections at Casa dos Patudos – Museu de Alpiarca and Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, admire the masterpieces at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra day trip site.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Porto

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim), Casa de Jose Regio (in Vila do Conde) and Coimbra (Jardim Botanico & Praca do Comercio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sintra to Porto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Porto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Faro

— 4 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Old Town Faro and Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Casa Romana - Nucleo Romano and Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Mertola (Basilica Paleocrista de Mertola & Museu de Mertola) and Museu Severo Portela (in Almodovar). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Far-EcoTuk, identify plant and animal life at Ria Formosa, examine the collection at Castelo De Loule, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Faro.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Faro online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Faro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Faro are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Faro

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Evora

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Aldeia da Terra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz), Ervideira (in Reguengos de Monsaraz) and Monsaraz (Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz & Monsaraz Castle and Walls). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira, examine the collection at Museu de Evora, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Centro Cultural de Marvao, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amarela.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Evora day trip website.

Drive from Faro to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Faro in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

On the 27th (Sat), stop by Giv LOWE.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon holiday maker.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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.