15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Recife
+2
Fly + subway + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Covilha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Celorico da Beira
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Peso Da Regua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Braga
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Porto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Aveiro
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Coimbra
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
9
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Sintra
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
12
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Recife

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Porta do Raimundo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

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Recife, Brazil to Evora is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Recife in January, with highs in Evora at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Covilha.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Covilha

Covilha ©
Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu do Queijo, see the interesting displays at Centro Interpretativo da Cereja, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte E Cultura, then examine the collection at Museu de Arte Sacra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Covilha trip maker tool .

Drive from Evora to Covilha in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Celorico da Beira.

Things to do in Covilha

Museums Historic Sites
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Museu do Queijo ©
Museu do Queijo
Centro Interpretativo da Cereja ©
Centro Interpretativo da Cereja
Museu de Arte Sacra ©
Museu de Arte Sacra

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Celorico da Beira

Celorico da Beira ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Vale Glaciar de Loriga, stop by Sabores da Serra, and then delve into the distant past at Castelo de Celorico da Beira.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Celorico da Beira road trip planning website .

Getting from Covilha to Celorico da Beira by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Celorico da Beira

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vale Glaciar de Loriga
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Castelo de Celorico da Beira ©
Castelo de Celorico da Beira
Sabores da Serra ©
Sabores da Serra

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Peso Da Regua

Peso Da Regua ©
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. On the 3rd (Mon), cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, take in the views from Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, then examine the collection at Museu do Douro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Peso Da Regua planner .

Traveling by car from Celorico da Beira to Peso Da Regua takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
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Museu do Douro ©
Museu do Douro
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

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Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Conceicao.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Braga trip planner.

Getting from Peso Da Regua to Braga by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Braga are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto day trip site .

You can drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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night
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 6th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Ria de Aveiro, make a trip to The Aveiro Salines, and then look for gifts at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aveiro tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Nature Parks Museums
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Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
The Aveiro Salines ©
The Aveiro Salines
Livraria Gigoes & Anantes ©
Livraria Gigoes & Anantes

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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 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra road trip planner.

Getting from Aveiro to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. February in Coimbra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fatima day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Coimbra to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Fatima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tee off at Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Obidos day trip website .

You can drive from Fatima to Obidos in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. February in Obidos sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf ©
Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Sao Tiago Church ©
Sao Tiago Church

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Sintra

Sintra ©
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 10th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sintra online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Obidos to Sintra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Sintra, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, take a stroll through Alfama and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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