17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lamego
— 1 night
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Tomar
— 2 nights
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Obidos
— 1 night
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Sintra
— 2 nights
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Evora
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Lisbon
— 3 nights

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Lamego

— 1 night
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, then contemplate the long history of Casa de Mateus, then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lamego tour itinerary planning tool.

Lisbon to Lamego is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Porto

— 3 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.
Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and explore the activities along Douro River.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Drive from Lamego to Porto in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Aveiro

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aveiro tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then admire the local landmark of Sao Joao Fountain, and finally admire the striking features of National Forest of Bussaco. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Aveiro to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Tomar

— 2 nights
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, then don't miss a visit to Janela do Capitulo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, then trek along Wild Duck, then steep yourself in history at Aqueduto dos Pegoes, and finally don't miss a visit to Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tomar holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Tomar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tomar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Obidos

— 1 night

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, make a trip to Obidos Village, and then admire the natural beauty at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Obidos online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Tomar to Obidos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra

— 2 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, then go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, and finally explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by MP Loja Gourmet, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sintra journey 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. When traveling from Obidos in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sintra, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Evora tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sintra to Evora in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.