12 days in Portugal, Santorini & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Portugal, Santorini & Barcelona Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal, Santorini & Barcelona Itinerary

Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
Toronto, Canada

3
days
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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.
Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Terra Nostra Gardens). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada travel itinerary creator.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife Areas

Side Trips

Furnas, Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, Lagoa do Fogo
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo
Poca Da Dona Beija

2
days
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Oia in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time (AZOT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September; daily highs in Oia reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trips

Akrotiri, KAMARA BEACH, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri
Red Beach

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Fri), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On the next day, make a trip to Park Güell, then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then browse the exhibits of El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Fly from Oia to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oia in September, Barcelona is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló
Park Güell

3
days
Porto, Portugal

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 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the activities along Rio Douro, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Sightseeing Tours Historic Sites
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Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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