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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Furnas in Furnas--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ponta Delgada, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
You'll get in some beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia dos Ingleses. Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. 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 do Carneiro.

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

Garden of Portugal

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 Sao Rafael. Visiting Praia Gale and Algarve will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, kick back and relax at Praia dos Salgados, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 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 Praia de Alvor for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach. 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 Benagil 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

Portuguese Venice

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 step into the grandiose world of 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

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 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 see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lagos visit planning site.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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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.
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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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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