15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon route maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia do Carneiro and Praia do Homem do Leme. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

Plan trip to Porto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kids will enjoy Aquashow Park and Praia Monte Gordo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tavira: Praia da Alagoa (in Altura) and Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira beach, walk around Ria Formosa, make a trip to Ponte Romana, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira visit planning app .

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tavira when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Alagoa, Caramelo Beach Club, Aquashow Park, Ria Formosa, Fortaleza de Cacela
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Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa

3
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Praia Da Rocha. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to XFlow Surf Spot Portugal (in Albufeira) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's more to do: cool off at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lagos itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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