16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Porto

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, then explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, then steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Graham's Port Lodge
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 8th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, then contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fatima holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Porto to Fatima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Fatima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Tomar, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, then explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Evora tour planner.

Drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in June, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha, explore the striking landscape at Algar Seco, then stroll through Praia Da Rocha, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner .

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Algar Seco, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 14th (Sun), meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then wander the streets of Alfama.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder website .

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: trek along 25 Fontes Falls, explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, take some stellar pictures from Cabo Girao, then take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Funchal trip planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Funchal are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, 25 Fontes Falls, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Swim with Dolphins
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

Make your Ponta Delgada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in June, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

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