12 days in Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night


Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 1 night

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

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Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, Ponta Delgada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) and Barcelona Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

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Getting from Ponta Delgada to Barcelona by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 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 some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Praia da ursa about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, and get outside with Portugal Bike Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare and then see the interesting displays at Casa-Estudio Carlos Relvas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga - Museu Nacional, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Fatima are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.