12 days in Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night


Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, Ponta Delgada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Nature · Parks

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja de la Nova Icaria. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip website.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Barcelona by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Basilica da Estrela. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Praia da ursa about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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Fatima, Portugal

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare and then see the interesting displays at Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fatima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Fatima are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.