15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Faro
— 1 day
Drive
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Sagres
— 1 night
Drive
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Marvao
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascais
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Amarante
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Amarante
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Faro

— 1 day

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Far-EcoTuk, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Sao Pedro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Faro road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Faro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in April; daily highs in Faro reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Sagres

— 1 night

End of the World

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 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, take a tour by water with Divers Cape, then steep yourself in history at Forte de Almádena, and finally stroll through Praia da Luz.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Sagres holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Faro to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Sagres, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marvao.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Marvao

— 1 night
Marvão is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros, make a trip to Pelourinho de Castelo de Vide, then step into the grandiose world of Judiaria de Castelo de Vide, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marvao road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Marvao takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sagres to Marvao, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Obidos.

Things to do in Marvao

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Obidos

— 2 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, then make a trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, stroll through Praia Foz do Arelho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip maker.

You can drive from Marvao to Obidos in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marvao to Obidos due to the time zone difference. In April in Obidos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra

— 1 night
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 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Sintra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks

Cascais

— 1 night

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tamariz, take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, and then kick back and relax at Guincho Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cascais trip itinerary planning app.

Cascais is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In April, daytime highs in Cascais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then see the interesting displays at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Alfama, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planner.

Getting from Cascais to Lisbon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas, then explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and finally stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and then catch all the local highlights with Azores Magic Tours.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amarante.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Amarante

— 1 night
On the 12th (Tue), visit Aldeia do Castelo, pause for some serene contemplation at De Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Saviour of Travanca, then admire the landmark architecture of Tower of Vilar, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Penafiel.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarante trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Amarante with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Amarante is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Aveiro.

Things to do in Amarante

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aveiro

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 13th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aveiro planning website.

Drive from Amarante to Aveiro in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira, and then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally sample some tasty brews at Taste Porto Food Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto journey planning tool.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Azores travel guide

4.5
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.