22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lagos
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Bratislava

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga), Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and University of Coimbra (in Coimbra). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto road trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Porto is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Porto is minus 1 hour. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia, University of Coimbra
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Caldeira das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada travel planning site .

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

4
nights
Funchal, Madeira

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Levada Caldeirao Verde (in Santana) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, learn more about the world around you at Monte Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and take in the waterfront at Passeio Publico Maritimo e Jardins do Lido.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Funchal travel route planning tool .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Levada Caldeirao Verde, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Convent of Christ and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Obidos Village (in Obidos), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online attractions planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Convent of Christ, Cabo da Roca, Obidos Village, Batalha Monastery, Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capela dos Ossos and Centro Historico de Evora. Venture out of the city with trips to Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz), Rota Vicentina (in Santiago do Cacem) and Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and stop by Gente da Minha Terra.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Rota Vicentina, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Paco Ducal
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Dona Ana. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, and take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lagos tour 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 September, you will find days in Lagos are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Falesia Beach, Cape Saint Vincent, Marina de Vilamoura
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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