15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Olhao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia de Lavadores. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, walk around Museu Serralves, view the masterpieces at Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural, and contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto online attractions planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Porto is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Olhao.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Ria Formosa, stroll through Garrao Nascente Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olhao day trip planning app .

You can fly from Porto to Olhao in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Olhao when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Old Town Faro, Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, Garrao Nascente Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Garrao Nascente Beach ©
Garrao Nascente Beach
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Da Rocha and Praia do Carvalho. Visit Falesia Beach and Praia do Amado for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Albufeira), Telheiro Beach (in Vila do Bispo) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and view the masterpieces at Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Olhao to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Telheiro Beach, Praia da Marinha, Praia do Amado
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Sinistrafor some retail therapy. Visit Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip app .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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