15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip maker

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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and National Coach Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Dedicate the 4th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planner.

Orlando, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Lisbon. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira, then see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, and finally see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Museu dos Fosforos and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Batalha Monastery and Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha) and Tomar (Convento de Cristo, Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, don't miss a visit to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coimbra driving holiday planner.

Drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porto

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Guimaraes Castle and Rua das Flores. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Graham's Port Lodge and Capela das Almas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Largo da Oliveira, &more) and Se de Braga (in Braga). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at Taste Porto Food Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, and learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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.