15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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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 Fundacao Jose Saramago. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Indianapolis, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive 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 Old Town Faro. Museum-lovers will get to explore LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas and Artcatto Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip app.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 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 Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario de Santa Luzia and Se de Braga. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Guimaraes to see Paco dos Duques de Braganca about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de San Nicolau, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and walk around 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

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.