15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

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Porto
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Walking tours will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, walk around Museu Serralves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto route planner.

Oviedo, Spain to Porto is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oviedo in June, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jardim Botanico and Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, walk around Parque Verde do Mondego, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and steep yourself in history at Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nazare

— 1 night
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nazare trip simple and quick.

Getting from Coimbra to Nazare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nazare in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Falesia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, kick back and relax at Algarve, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.