15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Obidos
— 1 night
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). On the 14th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey planning site.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, and finally contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and finally learn about winemaking at Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio De Almeida.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Evora travel route builder website.

Getting from Lisbon to Evora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portimao.
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Portimao — 2 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally soak in style at Aguadream Mediterranean Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portimao trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Porto.
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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 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), make a trip to Liberdade Square, and stop by Livraria Lello.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Portimao to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in October, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Obidos.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Obidos Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Obidos online attractions planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Obidos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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