15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Santarem
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Nazare
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Peneda-Geres National Park
— 1 night
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Covilha
— 1 night
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Beja
— 1 night
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Tavira
— 2 nights
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Vila Nova de Milfontes
— 1 night
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Sines
— 1 night
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Portinho da Arrabida
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Santarem

— 1 night
Santarém is a city and municipality located in the district of Santarém in Portugal. On the 10th (Tue), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de Santarem, stroll around Jardim das Portas do Sol, then cool off at Complexo Aquatico de Santarem, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Graca.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santarem day trip planning app.

Lisbon to Santarem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Santarem

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Nazare

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel, make a trip to O Sitio, then get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, and finally stroll through Praia da Nazare. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, then make a trip to Obidos Village, then shop like a local with Mercado Biologico de Obidos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nazare trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Santarem to Nazare in an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santarem in August: highs in Nazare hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip builder.

You can drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Aveiro

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, then examine the collection at Oficina do Doce, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ria de Aveiro.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then don't miss a visit to Escadas do Codessal, and finally do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Douro River, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto journey planner.

Drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Peneda-Geres National Park.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Peneda-Geres National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Peneda-Geres National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Peneda-Geres National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Peneda-Geres National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Covilha.

Things to do in Peneda-Geres National Park

Parks · Nature
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Covilha

— 1 night
Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu Judaico de Belmonte, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Belmonte, examine the collection at Museu de Arte E Cultura, then appreciate the history behind Senhora da Boa Estrela, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Municipio.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Covilha trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Peneda-Geres National Park to Covilha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Beja.

Things to do in Covilha

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Beja

— 1 night
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museu Regional de Beja (Museu Rainha D. Leonor), examine the collection at Nucleo Museologico, then delve into the distant past at Castelo de Beja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beja trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Covilha to Beja in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Beja

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tavira

— 2 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, then step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Aquashow Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tavira trip planner.

Getting from Beja to Tavira by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Beja, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Tavira, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Tavira

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Vila Nova de Milfontes

— 1 night
Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Praia do Malhao, then don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão, and finally stroll through Cape Sardao.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Milfontes itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tavira to Vila Nova de Milfontes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tavira in August, you will find days in Vila Nova de Milfontes are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sines.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Sines

— 1 night
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Sines Museum, then stroll around Badoca Safari Park, then get outside with Praia de Sao Torpes, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sines online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sines in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portinho da Arrabida.

Things to do in Sines

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Portinho da Arrabida

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go for a walk through Lapa de Santa Margarida.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portinho da Arrabida day trip planner.

You can drive from Sines to Portinho da Arrabida in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Portinho da Arrabida are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Portinho da Arrabida

Historic Sites
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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.

Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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Beja District travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · Landmarks · Ruins
The Beja District is located in southern Portugal. The district capital is the city of Beja.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 14 municipalities: Aljustrel Almodôvar Alvito Barrancos Beja Castro Verde Cuba Ferreira do Alentejo Mértola Moura Odemira Ourique Serpa Vidigueira

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