15 days in Portugal, Tenerife & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Tenerife & Barcelona Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary website.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in September since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature

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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

— 1 night

City of Eternal Spring

As one of Tenerife’s oldest port cities, Puerto de la Cruz embodies a hip, island personality, while still retaining its historic fishing village charm.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Puerto de la Cruz in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, walk around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Puerto de la Cruz to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Estadio do Dragao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto sightseeing site.

Getting from Barcelona to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, visit Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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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.

Tenerife travel guide

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Water Parks · Beaches · Aquariums
Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With its abundance of sun-warmed beaches, deep gorges, dramatic cliffs, dense forests, and lush valleys filled with thriving banana plantations, the island offers an impressive variety of things to do: snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and cycling. You can even spelunk in the island’s volcanic caves and tunnels, among the largest in the world. Tenerife is also known for its nightlife, attracting thousands of weekend revelers from nearby European countries. The island is highly urbanized, though there are still pockets where visitors can enjoy the distinctive local culture and sightseeing at a slower pace.