16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

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Porto
— 5 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Porto

— 5 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.
Head to Palacio da Bolsa and Mercado Bom Sucessofor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Largo da Oliveira and Capela das Almas are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Guimaraes to see Guimaraes Castle about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Taste Porto Food Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Porto hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, then contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santiago, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coimbra day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, see the interesting displays at Monte da Ravasqueira, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Evora visit planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Coimbra, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Coelha, kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia dos Salgados, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Aveiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Eulalia, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Pescadores, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira vacation app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Albufeira: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Rua Augusta and Avenida da Liberdade. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online tour planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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.