15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
3
Evora
— 2 nights
4
Coimbra
— 2 nights
5
Porto
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, 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 13.5-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

Side Trip

Sintra
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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 LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Falesia Beach and Praia Dona Ana. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Old Town Faro (in Faro) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, shop like a local with Artcatto Gallery, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos travel website.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Falesia Beach, Cape Saint Vincent, Old Town Faro, Praia da Luz
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
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 delve into the distant past at 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

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
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 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

Castelo de Tomar, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

3
nights
Porto

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.
Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bom Jesus do Monte and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes & Paco dos Duques de Braganca), Se de Braga (in Braga) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de San Nicolau, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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