15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal planner

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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Braga
— 1 night
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Evora
— 1 day
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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Sintra

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Aldeia Da Mata Pequena, contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional de Mafra, learn about all things military at Museu do Ar - Sintra, then contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, and finally explore the activities along Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of the Capuchos, and then get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sintra is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. In September, Sintra is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia do Homem do Leme, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, and finally examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Clara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Porto online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sintra to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sintra in September, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Braga

— 1 night

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga and then view the masterpieces at Zet Gallery.

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You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Evora.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Evora

— 1 day
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday planner.

You can fly from Braga to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Braga in September, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagos

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Church of Misericordia of Alvor are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cerro da Vila and Castelo de Alvor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Praia do Peneco (in Albufeira) and Amado Beach (in Carrapateira). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Praia da Batata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Silves Cathedral, go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Lagos, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lagos travel tool.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Costa de Caparica, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.