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
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Get a sense of the local culture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montreal to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 20°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Geologic Formation
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
4.9

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Porto

Porto ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Taylor's Port. Get outdoors at Praia do Carneiro and Praia da Luz. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker website.

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 December, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Beaches

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Water Body
Douro River
4.5
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.6

3
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Albufeira

Albufeira ©

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Centro Historico de Albufeira and Misericordia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, stroll through Praia Sao Rafael, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Ana Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira visit planner.

You can fly from Porto to Albufeira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Beach
Praia Gale
4.6

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha. Get some cultural insight at Quinta Do Frances Winery and Municipio de Silves. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Silves Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao, and delve into the distant past at Castelo de Silves.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portimao road trip planning tool.

Getting from Albufeira to Portimao by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Portimao

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Must see
Praia da Marinha
4.6
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Winery / Vineyard
Quinta Do Frances Winery
4.5

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Faro

Faro ©

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida de Sao Sebastiao, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Faro trip site.

You can drive from Portimao to Faro in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

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Park
Ria Formosa
4.0

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Lagos

Lagos ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lagos journey maker app.

Getting from Faro to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Lagos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

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Lighthouse
Cape Saint Vincent
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Geologic Formation
Ponta da Piedade
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©

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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, and then take a stroll through Bairro Alto. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon holiday planner.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in December since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Must see
Belém Tower
4.2

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