15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Porto
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Alfama. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, & more) and Zazule (in Cascais). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha.

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Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Zazule
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Da Piedale, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lagos journey tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Lagos are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Falesia Beach, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Evora trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in March, Evora is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

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Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Batalha, Tomar, Praia da Nazare, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bom Jesus do Monte and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Get a sense of the local culture at Graham's Port Lodge and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Change things up with a short trip to Santuario de Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, browse the collection at Museu Serralves, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

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You can drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Graham's Port Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

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