24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Faro
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Poca Da Dona Beija, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montreal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Montreal in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
You'll get in some beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia do Carneiro. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Lavadores.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 3 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Relax by the water at Praia da Falesia and Praia Gale. Visiting Praia dos Olhos de Água and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Salgados, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, and kick back and relax at Praia Sao Rafael.

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You can fly from Porto to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, Albufeira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.
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Portimao — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Visit Praia da Marinha and Odeceixe Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Praia de Benagil. Step out of Portimao to go to Armacao de Pera and see Pescadores Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Alvor and explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao vacation tool.

You can drive from Albufeira to Portimao in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portimao, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Faro.
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Faro — 3 nights

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Precious Time. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, then get great views at Castelo de Tavira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Faro trip planner.

You can drive from Portimao to Faro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Faro, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 nights

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 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz. On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arrifana Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Belém Tower, then choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, stop by Alfama, and then take a tour by water with Nosso Tejo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.