16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  12​h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Viseu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Obidos
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Olhao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Lisbon
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis


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4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Visit Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada itinerary planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Azores Time (AZOT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, expect Ponta Delgada to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

2
nights
Porto

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Livraria Lello. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get advice or help at Livraria Lello, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time (AZOT) to Western European Time (WET) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Viseu.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

1
night
Viseu

Viseu
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Viseu route planner .

Traveling by car from Porto to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Obidos on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Viseu

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Obidos tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Viseu to Obidos takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge and then take a stroll through Alfama.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Obidos to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Obidos in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amado Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sagres online holiday planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Sagres, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Olhao.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Amado Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

1
night
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 28th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro and then step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olhao itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Sagres to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Olhao are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town Faro, Tavira Island
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Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

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hours
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip tool .

Getting from Olhao to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Olhao in June, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and then explore the activities along Furnas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, then take in the natural beauty of Caldeira das Furnas, then go for a walk through Farol Ponta do Arnel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Farol Ponta do Arnel, Furnas, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Scuba & Snorkeling
Furnas ©
Furnas

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