24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

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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
7
Lisbon
— 3 nights

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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 Praia de Santa Barbara. 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 discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-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, Poca Da Dona Beija, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 Mindelo Beach and Praia de Lavadores. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get lost in a book at Museu Serralves, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and stroll through Praia do Carneiro.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. 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
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Mindelo Beach ©
Mindelo Beach
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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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 Gale and Praia dos Salgados will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, 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 · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Algarve
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

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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 Marinha and Praia Da Rocha for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Odeceixe Beach and Praia de Benagil. Step out of Portimao to go to Armacao de Pera and see Pescadores Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Alvor 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 train; or take a bus. 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadores Beach, Praia de Benagil, Odeceixe Beach, Praia da Marinha, Castelo de Silves
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach

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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.

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

Side Trips

Tavira, Castelo de Castro Marim, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Precious Time ©
Precious Time
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

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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, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia da Luz
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

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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 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 · Tours

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

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