15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Lagoa (Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos & Speed Boats Tours). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira travel planning website .

London, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in August, expect Albufeira to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lagoa, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Senhora da Rocha, Algarve
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 19th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then get outside with Praia do Beliche, and finally stroll through Praia da Cordoama. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Amado.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia da Cordoama, Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and visit Alfama.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning site .

Drive from Sagres to Lisbon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

4
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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Porto tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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