15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta da Piedade), Alvor (Church of Misericordia of Alvor & Alvor Boardwalk) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, see Off-Road Tours, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and look for gifts at By Nature.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Albufeira is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Albufeira is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and finally admire the local landmark of Chafariz das Cinco Bicas.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazare trip builder app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Nazare, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, don't miss a visit to Roda do parque do Mouchao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Charola, then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.
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Porto — 4 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.
Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

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.
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