18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
2
Cascais
— 1 day
3
Lisbon
— 1 night
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
5
Lisbon
— Few hours
6
Cascais
— Few hours
7
Porto
— 1 night
8
Belmonte
— 4 nights
9
Lisbon
— 1 night

4
nights
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Castelo de S. Jorge and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Obidos (Sao Tiago Church & Vila Natal). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Alfama, appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico, and stop by Artes de S+Jorge.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Obidos, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
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Food Tours
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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day
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and finally stop by Maria Madrugas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cascais trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Cascais, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Maria Madrugas
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Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cascais to Lisbon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Ponta Delgada on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Priolo Environmental Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Ribeira Grande (Praia Calhau D'Areia & Frade Natural Pools), Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais) and Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, see the sky in a new way at Santana Astronomical Observatory, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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Fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Furnas, Mosteiros, Viewpoint of Black Stones
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Santana Astronomical Observatory ©
Santana Astronomical Observatory
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

few
hours
Lisbon

Lisbon
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Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in January since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to °C. You will leave for Cascais on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Cascais

Cascais ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at The Sintra Gift.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cascais planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Cascais

Shopping

Side Trip

The Sintra Gift
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The Sintra Gift ©
The Sintra Gift

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night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), meet the residents at SEA LIFE Porto, thenexamine the collection at World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico, thensnap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cascais to Porto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Porto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Belmonte.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
SEA LIFE Porto ©
SEA LIFE Porto

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nights
Belmonte

Belmonte ©
Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museu dos Descobrimentos and Museu da Fundacao do Coa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belmonte: Senhora da Boa Estrela (in Covilha) and Serra da Estrela (Serra da Estrela & Torre). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Belmonte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga de Belmonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and examine the collection at Museu Judaico de Belmonte.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Belmonte travel route tool.

Getting from Porto to Belmonte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Belmonte

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Covilha, Serra da Estrela, Museu da Fundacao do Coa
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Castelo de Belmonte ©
Castelo de Belmonte
Museu dos Descobrimentos ©
Museu dos Descobrimentos
Serra da Estrela ©
Serra da Estrela

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night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
On the 31st (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, shop like a local with Chiado, thendon't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua do Carmo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Belmonte to Lisbon takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Elevador de Santa Justa ©
Elevador de Santa Justa

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