15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aljezur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tavira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: St. John's

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Feira da Ladra. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour builder website .

St. John's, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. John's in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aljezur.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Aljezur

Aljezur ©
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. Get some historical perspective at Cape Saint Vincent and Castelo de Aljezur. Visit Praia Da Amoreira and Bordeira Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Aljezur to Vila do Bispo to see Praia da Cordoama about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach, stroll through Praia do Monte Clérigo, and see the interesting displays at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aljezur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Aljezur takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Aljezur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Cordoama, Bordeira Beach, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Odeceixe Beach
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo and then kick back and relax at Caramelo beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ex Libris Gourmet, then kick back and relax at Praia Verde, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Tavira travel route planner.

Getting from Aljezur to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Monte Gordo, Praia Verde, Caramelo Beach Club
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Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Palacio da Bolsa and Rua Santa Catarina. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and browse the different shops at NorteShopping.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Tavira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tavira in July; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro

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