22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Bus:  1 h 15 min
1
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h 15 min
4
Horta, Faial Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Ferroviario.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fatima driving holiday planner.

Lisbon to Fatima is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for slightly colder 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 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monastery of Alcobaca, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, Batalha Monastery, Castelo de Tomar
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Museu Nacional Ferroviario ©
Museu Nacional Ferroviario
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Almendres Cromlech and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Monte da Ravasqueira and eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia (in Minas do Lousal), Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA (in Aljustrel). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Mourao, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and examine the collection at Museu de Evora.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Fatima, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA, Praia Fluvial de Mourao, Monte da Ravasqueira, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Museu de Evora ©
Museu de Evora
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira

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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia da Luz and Praia do Camilo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. Go for a jaunt from Lagos to Ferragudo to see Studio Bongard about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planner .

Getting from Evora to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Studio Bongard, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Luz
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Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Studio Bongard ©
Studio Bongard

2
nights
Horta, Faial Island

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre and Centro de Interpretacao da Paisagem da Cultura da Vinha da Ilha do Pico will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museu Scrimshaw and Horta Regional Museum. Go for a jaunt from Horta to Sao Roque do Pico to see Museu da Industria Baleeira about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, and kick back and relax at Praia do Porto Pim.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Lagos to Horta. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect nights in Horta to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Horta

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sao Roque do Pico
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim
Museu Scrimshaw ©
Museu Scrimshaw

2
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. You'll explore and learn at Museu de Angra do Heroismo and Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, kick back and relax at Escaleiras Beach, shop like a local with Olaria de S. Bento, and explore the gorgeous colors at Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary site .

Drive from Horta to Angra do Heroismo in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Let the collections at Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre and Oficina - Museu capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Parque Terra Nostra) and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo (in Vila Franca do Campo). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip planner.

Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Oficina - Museu
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Madeira Whale Museum and Madeira Film Experience. Get some cultural insight at Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse and Galeria dos Prazeres. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Canical Beach (in Canical), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Funchal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Calheta, Canical, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Faja Do Rancho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Madeira Film Experience ©
Madeira Film Experience
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Museu da Baleia da Madeira ©
Museu da Baleia da Madeira

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