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Portugal 15-day Road Trip Itinerary 

Bragança, the First Stop in Portugal

Entering Portugal via N-122 from Zamora, we reach Bragança. Its medieval center, including the impressive Medieval Castle, Tower of Homage (an army museum), and historic squares, makes it a captivating city of rich history.

What to See in Chaves?

– The Roman baths  – The Pelourinho or Picota, – The Church of St Mary and the Church of Mercy, – The Palace of the Dukes of Bragança,

Northern Portugal

Barcelos: Visit the outdoor archaeological museum and discover the legend of the pilgrim and the rooster, symbolizing Portugal.

Braga: Explore the historic center and old town, experiencing the city's rich history and vibrant streets.

Bom Jesus do Monte: A must-visit pilgrimage site, known for its beauty and spiritual significance.

Central Portugal and Lisbon

Coimbra and Tomar: Explore Coimbra's rich history, then visit Tomar for its important Monastery and Templar castle, where the Templars found refuge.

Batalha, Alcobaça, Abidos, Peniche, Ericeira, and Cascais: Discover World Heritage monasteries, explore the medieval villages, and visit the fort and surf-friendly beaches.

Cabo da Roca: Explore the westernmost point of Western Europe.

Sintra and Palacio da Pena: Visit the magnificent Pena Park and Palace in Sintra, but arrive early to avoid crowds.

Cascais and Boca do Inferno: Discover the charming town of Cascais and the stunning natural formation known as Boca do Inferno.

What to See in Lisbon in Two Days: Day 1

In Lisbon, plan your visit wisely. Explore the Alfama district in the morning, enjoying live music at Museu do Fado. Visit Pantheon, Castelo de São Jorge, Santa Luzia viewpoint, Cathedral, and Casa dos Bicos.  In the afternoon, explore Bairro Alto, Baixa, and Chiado with iconic landmarks.

What to See in Lisbon in Two Days: Day 2

Explore Belem in the morning. Visit the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery. Later, explore Park of Nations and Vasco da Gama bridge. Don't forget to revisit favorite spots. From Lisbon, head to Southwest Alentejo and the Algarve.

Southern Portugal, Alentejo and Algarve

Portimao and Albufeira: Portimao is crowded and beach-focused, while Albufeira offers a beautiful historic center and the scenic San Rafael beach for sun and shade.

Sagres: Offers fortress and beautiful beaches, like Tonel Beach. As you head east towards Portimao and Albufeira, the beaches and cities become more crowded.

Beaches between Lisbon and Sagres: Explore Zambujeira Mar's best urban beach and Odeceixe's river-surrounded beach.

Lagos, Praia do Camilo, and Alvos: Visit Lagos for kayak tours, Praia do Camilo, and enjoy grilled sardines. Relax at Alvor's Tres Irmaos beach.