54 days in Portugal, London & Ireland Itinerary

54 days in Portugal, London & Ireland Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Lahinch, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Wexford, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

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 Machado de Castro and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio da Bolsa and Pocas Vinhos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim) and Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz & Praca do Comercio). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at Taste Porto Food Tours, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado do Bolhao, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In May, daytime highs in Porto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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Taste Porto Food Tours ©
Taste Porto Food Tours
Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Nazare, Portugal

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, stop by Nazaret, then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Thalasso. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Paredes da Victoria Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel, then examine the collection at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nazare day trip app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Nazare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Nazare sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel ©
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

6
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Castelo de S. Jorge. Head to Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, stop by Bairro Alto, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Monte da Ravasqueira and Museu de Evora will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, do a tasting at Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio De Almeida, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Adventure

Side Trip

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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo ©
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Vau Beach (in Portimao), Praia dos Tres Irmaos (in Alvor) and Praia de Albandeira (in Porches). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Sao Rafael, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

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You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Covent Garden and Neals Yard Dairy - Borough Market Shopfor some retail therapy. Explore London's surroundings by going to Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Old Sarum), Holst Birthplace Museum (in Cheltenham) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Albufeira in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Inch Beach and Wine Strand Beach. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip builder site.

Getting from London to Dingle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahinch.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
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Lahinch, Ireland

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fanore Beach and Lahinch Beach. Get some cultural insight at Burren Exposure and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahinch: Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) (in Carraroe), Mountain View Horse Riding Centre (in Lisdoonvarna) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). The adventure continues: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, stroll through White Strand Beach, and stop by The Burren Smokehouse,.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lahinch trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Lahinch takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Lahinch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Burren Exposure ©
Burren Exposure

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Head to Reginald's Tower and Nicholas Mosse Potteryfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Kilkenny Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & King of the Vikings) and Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, take in the exciting artwork at National Craft Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

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Getting from Lahinch to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Enniscorthy Castle will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hook Lighthouse and Blue Egg Gallery. Step out of Wexford with an excursion to Ballymoney Beach in Ballymoney--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballyheigue Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wexford trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Grafton Street, walk around St Stephens Green, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Wexford in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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