12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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1
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
4
Evora
— 2 nights

3
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 25 Fontes Falls and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira (in Sao Vicente), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns, walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary site.

New Delhi, India to Funchal is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Funchal to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira, Valley of the Nuns, 25 Fontes Falls, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, thentake an in-depth tour of Vila Franca Museum, thenexplore the activities along Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Funchal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ponta Delgada, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca Museum
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Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Portas da Cidade ©
Portas da Cidade

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Visit Praia do Camilo and Praia Da Rocha for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Olhos de Agua (Falesia Beach & Praia dos Olhos de Água) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Lagos takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lagos. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally make a trip to Capela dos Ossos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in September, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©

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