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 9.5-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 travel to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Nature · Parks

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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 8 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 travel 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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan 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 6 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 travel 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. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Livraria Lello, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto tour builder app.

Fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Porto reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · 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). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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

4.1
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.