14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
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Lagos
— 1 night
Drive
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Lagoa
— 2 nights
Bus to Lisboa - Sete Rios, Fly to Furnas
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Furnas
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pego Beach and Vasco da Gama Bridge. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Praia da Aberta Nova in Grandola (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, stop by Alfama, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Sintra.
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Sintra — 1 night

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sintra route planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In August, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos — 1 night

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 25th (Sat), stroll through Praia Dona Ana, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lagos journey planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagoa.
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Lagoa — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Algar de Benagil. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, and then kick back and relax at Carvalho Beach. On your second day here, Head underground at Vale de Centeanes Beach and then kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagoa online trip planner.

Lagoa is very close to Lagos. In August in Lagoa, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Furnas.
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Furnas — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Congro, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Arnel, and finally don't miss a visit to Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jose do Canto Forest Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Furnas trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagoa to Furnas takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagoa to Furnas. When traveling from Lagoa in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Furnas, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lagoa do Fogo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Igreja de Sao Nicolau and Sinagoga Sahar Hassamain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, get outside with Praia do Populo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa de Santiago.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Furnas to Ponta Delgada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Portugal travel guide

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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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