12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Porto
— 2 nights
3
Santo da Serra
— 2 nights
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, thentour the water at your own pace with Boat Me Up, and finally make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Transportation
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, thenexplore the activities along Douro River, and then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santo da Serra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Santo da Serra

Santo da Serra ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Ribeira Primeira and Focusnatura. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santo da Serra: Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela), Vereda da Garganta Funda (in Ponta do Pargo) and Sao Vicente Caves (in Sao Vicente).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santo da Serra day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porto to Santo da Serra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Santo da Serra

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Calheta, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Sao Vicente Caves, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Parque Ribeira Primeira ©
Parque Ribeira Primeira

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nights
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 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, thentake some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Santo da Serra to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santo da Serra to Ponta Delgada. April in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz

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