8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Funchal, Madeira — 1 night

On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, and then learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and finally stroll through Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal online holiday planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Funchal is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, things will get a bit warmer in Funchal: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Furnas.
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Furnas, Sao Miguel — 1 night

On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Furnas, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, then boost your wellbeing at Poca da Dona Beija, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Furnas trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Funchal to Furnas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Furnas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Parks · Nature · Spas
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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Rossio Square, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, shop like a local with Chiado, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On your second day here, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Furnas to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Traveling from Furnas to Lisbon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Furnas in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Lagos — 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia do Camilo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Vale de Covo Beach (in Carvoeiro), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Porto de Mos, stroll through Praia da Luz, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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.