15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Carmo Archaeological Museum. You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

Indianapolis, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Lagos

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Saint Vincent and Artcatto Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia da Falesia and Praia Da Rocha. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Old Town Faro (in Faro). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia do Camilo, shop like a local with LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lagos tour app.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lagos are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Evora attractions planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra tour builder app.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in May: highs in Coimbra hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario de Santa Luzia and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Braga to see Se de Braga about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and browse the collection at Museu Serralves.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Porto are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.