24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Faro
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 4 nights
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 Lagoa do Fogo. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Poca Da Dona Beija, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada tour website.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 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 · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Porto

— 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia do Homem do Leme. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

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

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip website.

Traveling by flight 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 · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Portimao

— 3 nights
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 Marinha and Praia de Alvor for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Pescadores Beach. Step out of Portimao to go to Odeceixe and see Odeceixe Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Benagil and explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao vacation tool.

You can drive from Albufeira to Portimao in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portimao, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Portimao

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Faro

— 3 nights

Portuguese Venice

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.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, 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 · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lagos visit planning site.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Transportation · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.