17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Palmela, get outside with Serra da Arrabida, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sesimbra.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

2
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 4th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, and then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, and finally steep yourself in history at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online route maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

2
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 7th (Tue), hike along Choupal National Forest, contemplate the long history of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planning website.

Drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Coimbra to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

3
nights
Porto

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa and Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar. Museu de Aveiro and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Aveiro (Oficina do Doce & Ostraveiro) and Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega (in Ovar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim, do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Porto online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

3
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll explore and learn at Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum and Museu Militar dos Acores. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Praia do Populo, explore by horseback at Quinta da Terca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and experience rural life at Ananas Santo Antonio.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Porto in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Ponta Delgada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

4
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) and Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Troia Beach and Medeiros e Almeida Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Praia de Galapinhos (in Setubal) and Quinta de Bacalhoa (in Vila Nogueira de Azeitao). Enjoy Lisbon some more: take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha, admire the landmark architecture of Museu do Dinheiro, appreciate the history behind Memorial as Vitimas do Massacre Judaico de 1506, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip website.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.