22 days in Lisbon & Sao Miguel Itinerary

22 days in Lisbon & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 13 nights
Fly
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Furnas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sete Cidades
— 4 nights
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Lisbon — 13 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Parque e Palacio de Monserrate, Quinta da Regaleira, &more), Nazare (Praia da Nazare & Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Furnas.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Furnas — 4 nights

Furnas is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm (by AMAGO).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Furnas itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Furnas in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Furnas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Furnas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Sete Cidades.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Sete Cidades — 4 nights

Sete Cidades is known for sightseeing, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, explore the activities along Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viewpoint of the Ridge, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Terra do Pico.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sete Cidades tour builder site.

You can drive from Furnas to Sete Cidades in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Sao Miguel travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Green Island
Known as The Green Island, Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine islands of Azores and is considered a natural paradise. These islands were discovered in the 15th century and, according to myth, are reputed to be part of the lost empire of Atlantis. Sao Miguel's most prominent feature is a set of twin lakes, one of which is blue and the other green. Visitors also enjoy the island's park, golf courses, beaches, mountains, marina, and ocean views. Stop for a look at the city's monuments and architecture, and experience the cobbled streets lined with a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes.