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 Igreja de Sao Roque. You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. 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 take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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 LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia da Falesia 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 · 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 Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Se de Braga (in Braga). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de San Nicolau, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto trip maker website.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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 · 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.