11 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Azores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night


Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Centro Historico de Sintra, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, get great views at Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon journey builder app.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Marinha and Praia dos Olhos de Água. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Peneco. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, stroll through Praia dos Aveiros, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Albufeira using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rogil.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Rogil — 3 nights

On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Carriagem and then stroll through Praia Vale Dos Homens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rogil route website.

You can drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. August in Rogil sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for Ponta Delgada on the 15th (Thu).
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 1 night

On the 15th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rogil to Ponta Delgada. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rogil in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Algarve travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Kayaking & Canoeing
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Azores travel guide

Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.