15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Braga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Evora
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Aldeia Da Mata Pequena, head outdoors with Palacio Nacional de Mafra, see the interesting displays at Museu do Ar - Sintra, then contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Capuchos, and then get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sintra trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sintra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Sintra reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mafra, Convent of the Capuchos
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Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla
Convent of the Capuchos ©
Convent of the Capuchos

2
nights
Porto

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.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Praia do Homem do Leme, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, and finally examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and then kick back and relax at Praia de Lavadores.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planning website .

You can drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sintra in September, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

1
night
Braga

Braga ©
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): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga and then view the masterpieces at Zet Gallery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga day trip planning app .

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Braga, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga
Zet Gallery ©
Zet Gallery

1
day
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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.

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You can drive from Braga to Evora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Braga in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede
Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro ©

5
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Cordoama and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. Appreciate the collections at Cerro da Vila and Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Silves Cathedral (in Silves), Praia do Peneco (in Albufeira) and Amado Beach (in Carrapateira). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Lagos, get outside with Praia da Batata, and examine the collection at Antigo Mercado de Escravos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Cordoama, Amado Beach, Praia do Peneco, Cerro da Vila
Highlights from your plan
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

3
nights
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miradouro da Graca and Palacio Chiado. Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and stroll through Costa de Caparica.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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