15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Fatima
— 1 night
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and then get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 20°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurissilva Forest, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally walk around Parque de Santa Catarina.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Funchal travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Funchal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): visit Alfama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally explore the world behind art at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Falesia and Praia Dona Ana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Luz (in Luz), Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade) and Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and admire the landmark architecture of Convent de Sao Jose.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao da Boa Nova, explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then indulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Albufeira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in April, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Fatima

— 1 night
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Fatima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Porto

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, admire the striking features of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Fatima to Porto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Porto, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.