15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Guides In Portugal. Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, see the interesting displays at Casa-Museu Marta Ortigao Sampaio, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto due to the time zone difference. In May, Porto is a bit cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Olhao.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Garrao Nascente Beach. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, kick back and relax at Fuseta Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Olhao holiday planning website .

Getting from Porto to Olhao by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in May; daily highs in Olhao reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Garrao Nascente Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Visiting Praia Da Rocha and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Algarve (in Silves) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach, and kick back and relax at Praia do Canavial.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lagos road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Olhao to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, shop like a local with Rossio Square, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque.

Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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