15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nazare). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Aquashow Park (in Quarteira) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Faro). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, head outdoors with Praia da Terra Estreita, and step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Aquashow Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island

4
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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Rio Douro, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tavira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tavira in July, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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