20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  10 h
1
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally make a trip to Walls of Evora.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Evora visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Evora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Estremoz
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia Dona Ana. Get outdoors at Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in August, expect nights in Lagos to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Batalha Monastery and Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and Head underground at Algar do Carvao.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Azores Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, Baias da Agualva, Ponta dos Biscoitos
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Swim with Dolphins
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

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.
Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Poca Da Dona Beija, Mosteiros Beach
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Church of Sao Pedro (in Ponta do Pargo) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Faja do Rancho Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Church of Sao Pedro, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte

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