11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Rogil
— 3 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to João Paulo II Airport
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and National Museum of Ancient Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Falesia and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Visit Praia Da Rocha and Algarve for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Castelo de Silves (in Silves) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's more to do: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Peneco.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albufeira online route planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rogil.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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Rogil

On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Vale Dos Homens and then enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Aljezur.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rogil attractions planning app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. In September in Rogil, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Rogil

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

1
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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 (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo and then stroll through Mosteiros Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Rogil to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rogil to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Azores travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.