15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Aveiro
— 2 nights
5
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Recife

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. In November, Lisbon is much colder than Recife - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

3
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. November in Porto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes and then take an in-depth tour of Museu de Aveiro.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Aveiro road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Porto to Aveiro in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Aveiro

Nature Parks Shopping
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Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Museu de Aveiro ©
Museu de Aveiro
Forum Aveiro ©
Forum Aveiro

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rua do Carmo, Bairro Alto, Alfama, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and then make a trip to Rua do Carmo. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and then take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder .

Traveling by train from Aveiro to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Elevador de Santa Justa ©
Elevador de Santa Justa

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