10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights


Lagos — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua) and Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE (in Tavira). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lagos holiday maker.

Manchester, UK to Lagos is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Lagos at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips
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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 26th (Tue), wander the streets of Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ponta Delgada.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra and then explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija. Here are some ideas for day two: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and then stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Funchal.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Funchal, Madeira — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens and then explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Funchal online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Funchal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
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Portugal travel guide

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.