31 days in Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Chaves
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Vidago
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Vila Pouca de Aguiar
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Vila Real
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Peso Da Regua
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Lamego
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Castro Daire
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Castro Daire
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Viseu
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Tondela
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Santa Comba Dao
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Penacova
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Vila Nova de Poiares
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Gois
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Pedrogao Grande
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Pedrogao Pequeno
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Serta
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Vila de Rei
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Abrantes
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Ponte de Sor
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Montargil
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Mora
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Brotas
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Montemor-o-Novo
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Alcacovas
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Torrao
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Ferreira do Alentejo
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Aljustrel
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Castro Verde
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Almodovar
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Sao Bras de Alportel
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Estoi
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Chaves

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Chaves, contemplate the long history of Ponte Romana de Trajano, and then head outdoors with Jardim Publico de Chaves.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chaves road trip site.

Porto to Chaves is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vidago.

Things to do in Chaves

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Vidago

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Vidago holiday planner.

Vidago is just a stone's throw from Chaves. You will leave for Vila Pouca de Aguiar on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Vidago

Museums · Nightlife · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Vila Pouca de Aguiar

Vila Pouca de Aguiar is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in northern Portugal. For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Vila Pouca de Aguiar trip itinerary planner.

Vila Pouca de Aguiar is very close to Vidago. You will leave for Vila Real on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Vila Pouca de Aguiar

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Vila Real

— 1 night
On the 1st (Thu), get outside with Parque Natural do Alvao and then steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus.

Plan my trip to Vila Real with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Vila Real is just a short distance from Vila Pouca de Aguiar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Vila Real

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Peso Da Regua

Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Peso Da Regua planning site.

Peso Da Regua is very close to Vila Real. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Lamego.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Lamego

— 1 night
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 2nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Quinta da Massorra, then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lamego trip itinerary website.

Lamego is just a stone's throw from Peso Da Regua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castro Daire.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Castro Daire

— 1 night
Castro Daire is a municipality in Viseu District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Folgosa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Castro Daire tour planner.

Castro Daire is just a short distance from Lamego. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Castro Daire.

Things to do in Castro Daire

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Castro Daire

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Castro Daire itinerary builder app.

You'll set off for Viseu on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Castro Daire

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Viseu

— 1 night
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. On the 4th (Sun), walk around Parque do Fontelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Viseu trip builder tool.

Viseu is just a short distance from Castro Daire. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tondela.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Tondela

Tondela is a municipality in the central Portuguese subregion of Dão-Lafões. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tondela route planner.

Tondela is very close to Viseu. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Comba Dao.

Things to do in Tondela

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Santa Comba Dao

Santa Comba Dão is a city and a municipality in the Viseu District in Portugal. To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Comba Dao trip planner.

Santa Comba Dao is very close to Tondela. You will leave for Penacova on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Comba Dao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Penacova

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Reconquinho.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Penacova driving holiday planner.

Penacova is just a stone's throw from Santa Comba Dao. In September, daily temperatures in Penacova can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vila Nova de Poiares.

Things to do in Penacova

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Vila Nova de Poiares

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vila Nova de Poiares trip itinerary planner.

Vila Nova de Poiares is very close to Penacova. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Gois on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Vila Nova de Poiares

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Gois

Góis is a municipality of the district of Coimbra, in the central part of continental Portugal. To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gois vacation builder app.

Gois is just a short distance from Vila Nova de Poiares. September in Gois sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Pedrogao Grande on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Gois

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Pedrogao Grande

Pedrógão Grande is a municipality in the district of Leiria in Portugal. To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pedrogao Grande trip planner.

Getting from Gois to Pedrogao Grande by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Pedrogao Pequeno.

Things to do in Pedrogao Grande

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Pedrogao Pequeno

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Ponte Filipina.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pedrogao Pequeno travel route planner.

Pedrogao Pequeno is very close to Pedrogao Grande. In September, daytime highs in Pedrogao Pequeno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Serta.
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Serta

— 2 nights
Sertã is a municipality in Castelo Branco District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Praia Fluvial de Froia and then see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva Da Floresta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Serta holiday planner.

Serta is just a stone's throw from Pedrogao Pequeno. In September, daily temperatures in Serta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vila de Rei.

Things to do in Serta

Beaches · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Vila de Rei

— 3 nights
Vila de Rei is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 191.3 km² and a total population of 3,354 inhabitants.A small municipality covered with pinewoods, located precisely at the centre of Portugal, as the Milriça Peak, one of its most interesting monuments, is the tower rising at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 feet) and built to mark the Mainland Portugal's geodesic centre. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Fluvial de Cardigos and Praia Fluvial do Carvoeiro. Step out of Vila de Rei to go to Dornes and see Santuario Nossa Senhora do Pranto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Penedo Furado and make a trip to Centro Geodesico de Portugal.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vila de Rei holiday planner.

Vila de Rei is very close to Serta. In September, daily temperatures in Vila de Rei can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abrantes.

Things to do in Vila de Rei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Abrantes

— 2 nights
Abrantes is a municipality in the central Médio Tejo subregion of Portugal. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abrantes trip planner.

Abrantes is just a short distance from Vila de Rei. September in Abrantes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponte de Sor.

Things to do in Abrantes

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Ponte de Sor

— 1 day
Ponte de Sor is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Conjunto do antigo Convento da Ordem de Avis, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Avis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Convento de S. Bento de Avis.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ponte de Sor online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abrantes to Ponte de Sor takes an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abrantes to Ponte de Sor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Montargil.

Things to do in Ponte de Sor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Montargil

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Barragem de Montargil. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Descida do Sorraia Coruche.

Plan my Montargil trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Montargil is just a stone's throw from Ponte de Sor. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mora.

Things to do in Montargil

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Mora

Mora is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. For maps and more tourist information, use the Mora trip planner.

Mora is very close to Montargil. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Brotas.

Things to do in Mora

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Brotas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Torre das Aguias and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monte Selvagem.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brotas online holiday maker.

Brotas is just a stone's throw from Mora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montemor-o-Novo.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Montemor-o-Novo

— 2 nights
Montemor-o-Novo is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal with a total area of 1233.0 km² and a total population of 18,485 inhabitants. On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Fernao Po Adega Winery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo). Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo, then explore the historical opulence of Arraiolos Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Menhir dos Almendres.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montemor-o-Novo tour planner.

You can drive from Brotas to Montemor-o-Novo in an hour. September in Montemor-o-Novo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alcacovas.

Things to do in Montemor-o-Novo

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Alcacovas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santuário de Nossa Senhora d'Aires, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Viana do Alentejo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alcacovas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Montemor-o-Novo to Alcacovas takes an hour. In September in Alcacovas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Torrao.

Things to do in Alcacovas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Torrao

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Torrao online trip itinerary planner.

Torrao is very close to Alcacovas. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Ferreira do Alentejo.

Things to do in Torrao

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Ferreira do Alentejo

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela do Calvario.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ferreira do Alentejo trip itinerary planning app.

Ferreira do Alentejo is just a short distance from Torrao. In September, daytime highs in Ferreira do Alentejo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aljustrel.

Things to do in Ferreira do Alentejo

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Aljustrel

— 2 nights
Aljustrel is a town and a municipality in the Portuguese district of Beja. On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljustrel and then see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Minas de Aljustrel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aljustrel visit app.

Aljustrel is just a short distance from Ferreira do Alentejo. September in Aljustrel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Castro Verde.

Things to do in Aljustrel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Castro Verde

— 1 night
Castro Verde is a town and a municipality of the Alentejo region of Portugal (in the historic district of Beja). To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Castro Verde online road trip planner.

Castro Verde is just a stone's throw from Aljustrel. In September in Castro Verde, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Almodovar.

Things to do in Castro Verde

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Almodovar

— 2 nights
Almodôvar is a town and a municipality in the District of Beja, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Castro da Cola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Severo Portela and then get engrossed in the history at Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Almodovar trip itinerary maker tool.

Almodovar is very close to Castro Verde. While traveling from Castro Verde, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Almodovar, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Bras de Alportel.

Things to do in Almodovar

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Sao Bras de Alportel

— 1 day
São Brás de Alportel is a municipality in the District of Faro in Portugal. On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Museu do Traje, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rituals - Beauty & Spa, and then trek along Trilho da Fonte Benemola.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Bras de Alportel road trip planning site.

Getting from Almodovar to Sao Bras de Alportel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Bras de Alportel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Estoi.

Things to do in Sao Bras de Alportel

Trails · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Estoi

— 1 night
On the 27th (Tue), look for gifts at Canastra, explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins of Milreu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe.

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

Estoi is just a short distance from Sao Bras de Alportel. In September in Estoi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Estoi

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Faro

— 3 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cabanas de Tavira Beach. Popular historic sites such as Old Town Faro and Faro Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Faro to Vilamoura to see Thai Massage Vilamoura about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cool off at Aquashow Park and surround yourself with nature on Far-EcoTuk.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Faro trip itinerary planning site.

Faro is very close to Estoi. In September, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.