17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pego Beach and Praia de Melides. Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more) and Praia da Aberta Nova (in Grandola). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Lisbon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In June, daytime highs in Sintra are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sintra in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

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.
Visiting Matosinhos Beach and Douro River will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja dos Clerigos and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge.

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Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Jose do Canto Forest Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Jose and Farol do Arnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais) and Oficina - Museu (in Capelas). There's still lots to do: stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, engage your brain at Priolo Environmental Center, and get outside with Lagoa do Canario.

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Fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Portugal travel guide

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.