15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey maker

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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4
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Mercearia da Aldeia in Sintra, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida da Liberdade, wander the streets of Alfama, and look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua.

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Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in March, with highs in Lisbon at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Gale and Praia Da Rocha. Venture out of the city with trips to Canastra (in Estoi), QM Country Shop and Garden Center (in Faro) and Lagos (Souvenir da Luz & Nandi Charity Shop). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Olaria Pequena.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Albufeira sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Olaria Tavares, look for gifts at Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, stop by Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and finally stop by Tou c'os Azeites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): stop by Divinus Gourmet, don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then stop by Gente da Minha Terra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora trip maker.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albufeira in March since evenings lows in Evora dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Funchal, Madeira

— 1 night
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, shop like a local with Charlotte's CM Studio, look for gifts at Perola Dos Vinhos Wine Shop, then look for gifts at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado dos Lavradores, and finally look for gifts at Dona Nita. On the next day, stop by Zumba Wear Madeira, look for gifts at Fundacao Livraria Esperanca, stop by Portugal Labels, stop by Madeira Tradicional, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Salvador Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Evora to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Evora in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Funchal

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

— 1 night
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Queijo Vaquinha, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, stop by Atlantic Souvenir, then get a taste of the local shopping with Olaria de S. Bento, and finally look for gifts at Ceramica da Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, then cast your line with Sailtours Yacht Charter, then stop by Loja do Parque de Angra do Heroismo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo tour planning website.

Fly from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Transportation · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, then look for gifts at Arrisca - Economia Solidaria, then look for gifts at O Rei Dos Queijos, and finally stop by Azorean Gift Shop. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Parque Atlantico, then stop by Maviripa, then look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense, and finally look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. March in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.