16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Faro
— 1 night
Drive
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Portimao
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Lajes do Pico
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Lajes do Pico
— 1 night
Drive to Lajes Airport, Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Faro travel planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Faro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zurich to Faro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Faro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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nights
Portimao

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Faro to Portimao by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Portimao sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Park and National Palace of Pena. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Portimao in August, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias - Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Lagoa do Canario and Lagoa do Congro.

You can plan Ponta Delgada trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lajes do Pico.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lajes do Pico

Lajes do Pico is a municipality in the southern part of the Azores. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Adega A Buraca and then admire the majestic nature at Parque Florestal de Sao Joao.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Lajes do Pico online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Lajes do Pico. In August, daytime highs in Lajes do Pico are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lajes do Pico

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Porto

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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lajes do Pico to Porto. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lajes do Pico in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Porto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.

Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.

Pico travel guide

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Mountains · Specialty Museums