24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9 h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Phoenix

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Poca Da Dona Beija, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montreal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Montreal in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Poca Da Dona Beija, Nossa Senhora da Paz
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Lavadores and Mindelo Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Homem do Leme.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mindelo Beach, Bom Jesus do Monte
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Relax by the water at Falesia Beach and Praia Sao Rafael. Visiting Praia dos Salgados and Praia do Peneco will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Praia Gale, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and stop by Centro Historico de Albufeira.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Algarve
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Praia da Marinha and Pescadores Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia de Alvor, delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Benagil.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portimao trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Albufeira to Portimao in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Portimao

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Benagil, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Marinha, Odeceixe Beach, Castelo de Silves
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Precious Time. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, then take some stellar pictures from Castelo de Tavira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Faro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tavira, Castelo de Castro Marim, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Precious Time ©
Precious Time

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz. On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arrifana Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lagos online travel route planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia da Luz
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Belém Tower, then choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, and then take a tour by water with Nosso Tejo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Similar Plans

28 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA September, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, outdoors, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, romantic, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Lisbon SEE PLAN July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans