14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo and Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Azorean Gift Shop, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip builder site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Frankfurt in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque de Santa Catarina and Municipal Market of Santa Cruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally delve into the distant past at Hermitage of Santa Catarina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Evora journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Evora takes 6 hours. When traveling from Funchal in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lagos

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua) and Speed Boats Tours (in Albufeira). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Alvor, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in August: highs in Lagos hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Tavira

— 2 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, and finally step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tavira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Tavira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.