15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly
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Porto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portimao
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei and then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally take a stroll through Rossio Square.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon visit planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Lisbon is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Porto

— 4 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 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

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 (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, and finally make a trip to Janela do Capitulo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Coimbra road trip planner.

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 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally make a trip to Fountain Giraldo Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Evora online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Portimao

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portimao trip planner.

Drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Portimao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Enjoy Lisbon some more: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker.

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

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.