14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Lagos
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Lagoa
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  15 h 15 min
5
Furnas
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, stop by Alfama, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In August, daytime highs in Lisbon are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Aberta Nova, Pego Beach
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
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 see maps, where to stay, photos, 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
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

1
night
Lagos

Lagos ©
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 flight and bus; or take a bus. 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 take a train to Lagoa.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Church of St. Anthony, Praia de Alvor
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Lagoa

Lagoa ©
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 find reviews, maps, where to stay, 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

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Castelo de Silves, Pescadores Beach
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Carvalho Beach ©
Carvalho Beach
Castelo de Silves ©
Castelo de Silves
Vale de Centeanes Beach ©
Vale de Centeanes Beach

1
night
Furnas

Furnas ©
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 Ponta 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 find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Furnas trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagoa to Furnas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. 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

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nordeste, Lagoa do Congro
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Jose do Canto Forest Garden ©
Jose do Canto Forest Garden
Farol Ponta do Arnel ©
Farol Ponta do Arnel
Lagoa do Congro ©
Lagoa do Congro

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nights
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 hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Lagoa do Fogo. 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), Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lagoa do Canario, get great views at Moinho do Pico Vermelho, make a trip to Pico Carvao, and relax in the rural setting at Ananas Santo Antonio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, 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

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach, Oficina - Museu, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach