21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Horta, Faial Island
— 1 night
ferry:  9​h 30​min
3
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h
4
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lagos
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Misericordia, then get great views at Monte Brasil, then take in the exciting artwork at Olaria de S. Bento, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Atlantic Souvenir, make a trip to Rua da Se, then get engrossed in the history at Museu de Angra do Heroismo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Escaleiras Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Algar do Carvao.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Escaleiras Beach, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se

1
night
Horta, Faial Island

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then examine the collection at Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get engrossed in the history at Horta Regional Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Horta trip planner .

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Horta by car takes about 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Horta are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Horta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Caldeira ©
Caldeira

1
night
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, then get engrossed in the history at Vila Franca Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Priolo Environmental Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, then contemplate the geological forces at Lagoa das Furnas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Furnas online vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Horta to Furnas with the Route module. In July in Furnas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sintra.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo
Highlights from your plan
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Priolo Environmental Center ©
Priolo Environmental Center

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, then visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, then examine the collection at Oficina - Museu, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Furnas to Sintra takes 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Furnas to Sintra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Furnas in July, you will find days in Sintra are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cascais, Oficina - Museu, Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Oficina - Museu ©
Oficina - Museu

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museu Jose Malhoa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fatima planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sintra to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sintra in July, plan for little chillier days in Fatima, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel and Monte da Ravasqueira. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu de Evora and Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio (in Cuba), Professor Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum (in Estremoz) and Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola (in Grandola). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), examine the collection at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia, and make a trip to Capela dos Ossos.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Evora trip maker site .

You can drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in July, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Arraiolos, Estremoz, eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola
Highlights from your plan
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira
Museu de Evora ©
Museu de Evora

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Falesia Beach. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Cerro da Vila, kick back and relax at Meia Praia, stroll through Praia Dona Ana, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos travel route planning app .

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 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cerro da Vila, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach, Praia da Luz
Highlights from your plan
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Cerro da Vila ©
Cerro da Vila
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz

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