17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal attractions planner

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Evora
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arraiolos
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Caldas da Rainha
Drive
6
Nazare
Drive
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Fatima
— 1 night
Drive
8
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Pinhao
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Lisbon
— 1 night
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with Feathers & Scales, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing website.

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in May, with highs in Lisbon at 75°F and lows at 55°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Termas Romanas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Evora journey planner.

Getting from Sintra to Evora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Evora, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Arraiolos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Arraiolos

— 2 nights
Arraiolos is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira, and then explore the ancient world of Arraiolos Castle.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arraiolos road trip planning app.

Arraiolos is just a stone's throw from Evora. In May in Arraiolos, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Caldas da Rainha.

Things to do in Arraiolos

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha is a medium-sized city in western central Portugal in the historical province of Estremadura and the district of Leiria. To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Caldas da Rainha trip maker.

Traveling by car from Arraiolos to Caldas da Rainha takes 2 hours. While traveling from Arraiolos, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Caldas da Rainha, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Nazare.

Things to do in Caldas da Rainha

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Nazare

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Praia da Nazare.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nazare day trip planner.

Nazare is just a stone's throw from Caldas da Rainha. In May, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Fatima

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fatima holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Fatima, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico and then explore the ancient world of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Coimbra attractions planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll around Museu Serralves, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Pinhao

— 2 nights
Step out of the city life by going to The Douro Valley and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Castelo de Marialva and Vale do Coa Archaeological Park for their historical value.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pinhao trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Pinhao takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Highlights from your trip

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.