11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rogil
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto


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3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miradouro da Graca and Quinta da Regaleira. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo dos Mouros and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Centro Historico de Sintra about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

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Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia dos Aveiros. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Marinha and Praia dos Pescadores. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Peneco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albufeira journey planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rogil.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia da Marinha
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia dos Pescadores ©
Praia dos Pescadores

3
nights
Rogil

Rogil ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Carriagem and then kick back and relax at Praia Vale Dos Homens. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rogil trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. In August in Rogil, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Rogil

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Praia da Carriagem ©
Praia da Carriagem

1
night
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rogil to Ponta Delgada. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rogil to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rogil in August, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Sao Nicolau Church
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Igreja do Santo Cristo ©
Igreja do Santo Cristo
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose

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