11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), experience rural life at Plantacao de Ananas dos Acores, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Quinta do Agricultor, get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, then see majestic marine mammals with Terra do Pico, and finally explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada visit planner.

Newark, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Praia da Falesia, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and then head off the coast to Tavira Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albufeira vacation maker website.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Albufeira sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lagos.
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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 10th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with Wildwatch Algarve, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Essence Day Spa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lagos, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lagos in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto journey planner.

Fly from Lagos to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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