15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Porto
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Porto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portimao
— 4 nights
Fly

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Porto

— 2 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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Porto is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Belfast, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Coimbra

— 2 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Anca Fountain, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Nazare

— 2 nights
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tee off at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, then explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos, and then make a trip to Obidos Village. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, then make a trip to O Sitio, and then get great views at Miradouro do Suberco.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare road trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Nazare sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nazare in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Portimao

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aquashow Park (in Quarteira), Tavira Island (in Tavira) and Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Portimao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

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.