15 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights


Ponta Delgada, Portugal — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Furnas to see Parque Terra Nostra about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Toronto in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Seville takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Ponta Delgada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online vacation maker.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, walk around Museu Serralves, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) 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.

Central Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders.

Northern Portugal travel guide

Bridges · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops
Natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make northern Portugal one of Europe's most desirable vacation destinations. Continuously populated for thousands of years, this verdant land features a lively coastline studded with dozens of modern resorts. Away from the ocean, the region transforms into a rolling countryside of small villages, vast national parks, lush vineyards, and World Heritage-listed prehistoric sites. Place the city of Porto at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's centuries-long history of outstanding wine production. Use the tourist-friendly city as your base, and devote some time to exploring the bucolic wine region stretching along the luxuriant banks of the Douro River.