12 days in Portugal, Santorini & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Portugal, Santorini & Barcelona Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
2
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Parque Terra Nostra). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Toronto in September, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Oia.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, thenkick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, thenkick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oia online holiday builder.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Oia by flight takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Oia is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September: high temperatures in Oia hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Oia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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), make a trip to The Magic Fountain, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenmake a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, thencatch a live event at Camp Nou, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit website.

Getting from Oia to Barcelona by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in September, Barcelona is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
nights
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 lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, stroll through Cais da Ribeira, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto road trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Porto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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