13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Furnas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sete Cidades
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

San Antonio, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Antonio to Lisbon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Lisbon at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
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.
Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, walk around Museu Serralves, and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you will find days in Porto are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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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)

1
night
Furnas

Furnas ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo and then take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, explore the activities along Furnas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Furnas trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto to Furnas in 8 hours. Traveling from Porto to Furnas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Furnas can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sao Miguel
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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nights
Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais, explore the activities along Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sete Cidades tour planner.

You can drive from Furnas to Sete Cidades in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores ©
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores

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