15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Porto
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 1 night
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Porto

— 2 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.
Museu Serralves and Palacio da Bolsa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Casa do Infante for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, examine the collection at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and take an in-depth tour of MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto online driving holiday planner.

Phoenix, USA to Porto is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Porto is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in July, with highs in Porto at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Batalha Monastery and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu da Ciencia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Nazare (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, don't miss a visit to Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Coimbra sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Monte da Ravasqueira.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Evora online travel route builder.

Drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Ria Formosa, then identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sacred Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in July, you will find days in Albufeira are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo capture your imagination. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

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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.