15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, visit Alfama, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker tool.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. In October, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Portimao

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Algarve (in Silves) and Church of St. Anthony (in Lisbon). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, and kick back and relax at Barranco das Canas Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portimao online day trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Portimao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Portimao sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally enjoy some diversion at Piscinas Municipais de Evora.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in October, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Porto

— 3 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

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.