15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Comporta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Odeceixe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Aljezur
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cork

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Matosinhos Beach, examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto online route maker .

Cork, Ireland to Porto is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, Porto is somewhat warmer than Cork - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Matosinhos Beach
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FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), and finally visit Alfama. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon visit site .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Comporta.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

1
night
Comporta

Comporta ©
On the 29th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Sitio arqueologico romano do Cerrado do Castelo, then kick back and relax at Praia do Carvalhal, and then kick back and relax at Pego Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Comporta itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Comporta takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Comporta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carvalhal, Sitio arqueologico romano do Cerrado do Castelo
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Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal
Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach

2
nights
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia da Samoqueira, admire the natural beauty at Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes, then shop like a local with Atelier Vincent, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Sardao, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ilha do Pessegueiro, enjoy the sea views from Farol de Milfontes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Franquia Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Odeceixe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Comporta to Odeceixe in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Odeceixe are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Aljezur.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Covo, Atelier Vincent
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Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Ilha do Pessegueiro ©
Ilha do Pessegueiro
Cape Sardao ©
Cape Sardao

2
nights
Aljezur

Aljezur ©
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Bordeira Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljezur, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrifana Beach. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia do Amado, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Monte Clérigo, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aljezur day trip tool .

Aljezur is just a short distance from Odeceixe. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Aljezur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bordeira Beach
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Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Praia do Amado ©
Praia do Amado
Bordeira Beach ©
Bordeira Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Vau Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Canavial, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, stroll through Praia da Cordoama, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, then see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lagos vacation planning site .

Lagos is just a stone's throw from Aljezur. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Cordoama, Cape Saint Vincent
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get outdoors at Falesia Beach and Castelo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Museu Islamico and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia de Cacela Velha (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Praia da Quarteira (in Quarteira). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Salgados, kick back and relax at Olheiros de Agua Doce, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Albufeira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Pescadores Beach, Museu Islamico, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, Praia da Senhora da Rocha
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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia de Cacela Velha ©
Praia de Cacela Velha

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