15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 3 nights
2
Evora
— 1 night
3
Portimao
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
6
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 night

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: University of Coimbra (in Coimbra) and Braga (Se de Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip planning website.

Boston, USA to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect Porto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Braga, University of Coimbra, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Evora takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

2
nights
Portimao

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 7th (Thu), stop by Rocha Surf Shop, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, relax and rejuvenate at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha, then take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portimao road trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Ponta da Piedade
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento de Cristo and Capelas Imperfeitas. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning site.

Drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Convento de Cristo, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Safari Madeira Island, do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, and get great views at Cabo Girao.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Funchal visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Swim with Dolphins, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Safari Madeira Island ©
Safari Madeira Island
Swim with Dolphins
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Furnas online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Furnas takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Furnas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in October, expect Furnas to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

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