14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
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Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
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Lagoa
— 2 nights
Bus to Lisboa - Sete Rios, Fly to Furnas
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Furnas
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pego Beach and Praia da Aberta Nova. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Alfama, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Sintra

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sintra route planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In August, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Lagos

— 1 night

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll through Praia Dona Ana, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Lagos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagoa.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Lagoa

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Algar de Benagil. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, and then kick back and relax at Carvalho Beach. On your second day here, Head underground at Vale de Centeanes Beach and then kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagoa online trip planner.

Lagoa is very close to Lagos. In August in Lagoa, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Lagoa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Furnas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, then get outside with Lagoa do Congro, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, and finally don't miss a visit to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Furnas trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagoa to Furnas takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagoa to Furnas. When traveling from Lagoa in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Furnas, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Furnas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Ponta Delgada

— 4 nights
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 hidden gems such as Lagoa do Fogo and Praia do Populo. Igreja de Sao Jose and Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Oficina - Museu (in Capelas). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and relax in the rural setting at Ananas Santo Antonio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Furnas to Ponta Delgada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Portugal travel guide

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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.