15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Boston

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker .

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Algarve (in Silves) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, kick back and relax at Barranco das Canas Beach, enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portimao day trip planning tool .

Drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Lagoa, Cape Saint Vincent, Algarve
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, 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. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally enjoy some diversion at Piscinas Municipais de Evora.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Evora journey app .

You can drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Evora when traveling from Portimao in October, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and then make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Food Tours

3
nights
Porto

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 historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Museu Serralves, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planning tool .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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