17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
3
Obidos
— 1 night
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
5
Sintra
— 1 night
6
Evora
— 3 nights
7
Lagos
— 2 nights

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Get in touch with nature at Praia da Luz and Douro River. Change things up with a short trip to Se de Braga in Braga (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Porto online holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Porto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Se de Braga
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Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

1
night
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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), thensteep yourself in history at Quinta das Lagrimas, and finally contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, and then stroll through Praia da Nazare.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Obidos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Obidos sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Escape the urban bustle at Troia Beach and Praia da Aberta Nova. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Pego Beach (in Carvalhal), Comporta Beach (in Grandola) and Ilha do Pessegueiro (in Porto Covo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Grandola, Troia Beach, Pego Beach, Ilha do Pessegueiro
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros and then kick back and relax at Guincho Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sintra planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Guincho Beach
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore hidden gems such as Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Evora and Adega Mayor. Change things up with these side-trips from Evora: Pulo do Lobo (in Mertola) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora route planning site.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Evora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Evora sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pulo do Lobo, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Adega Mayor
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira, and then delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lagos using our trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Albufeira, Castelo de Silves
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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