13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, then get outside with Lagoa do Congro, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lagoa das Furnas, and finally take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, and finally don't miss a visit to Igreja de Sao Pedro.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Philadelphia in April, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao

— 2 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 Rocha and Tres Castelos Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Castelo de Alvor and Church of Misericordia of Alvor are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Portimao to Lagos to see Ponta da Piedade about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Alvor, see the interesting displays at Museu de Portimao, trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and look for gifts at Rocha Surf Shop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Portimao trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Portimao takes 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Portimao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in April, you will find days in Portimao are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore hidden gems such as Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Get some historical perspective at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Step out of Evora to go to Vila de Frades and see Cella Vinaria Antiqua, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, see the interesting displays at Monte da Ravasqueira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Santo Antonio de Lisboa will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Parque das Nacoes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade & Capela Das Aparicoes). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, make a trip to Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Portugal travel guide

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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.