21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner

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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Evora
— 2 nights
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Fatima
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
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Albufeira

— 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Carvoeiro). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip builder site.

Bengaluru, India to Albufeira is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Albufeira, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in March, plan for colder days in Albufeira, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · 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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta do Raimundo. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), examine the collection at Forum Eugenio de Almeida, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

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Drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in March, Evora is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fatima

— 2 nights
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Obidos Village, then make a trip to O Sitio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

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

Traveling by car from Evora to Fatima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Fatima are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Cabo da Roca and Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Castelo dos Mouros) and Boca do Inferno (in Cascais). The adventure continues: get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Portas da Cidade, admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Pedro, get engrossed in the history at Vila Franca Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Ponta Delgada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Funchal, Madeira

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Parque de Santa Catarina. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela), Machico (Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao & Ponta de Sao Lourenco) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Madeira Island, don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns, admire the natural beauty at Quinta Magnolia Gardens, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Funchal trip tool.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.