22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then look for gifts at Divinus Gourmet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado Municipal de Evora. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then deepen your understanding at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Evora driving holiday app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Evora. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Divinus Gourmet ©
Divinus Gourmet

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tavira Island and Cabanas de Tavira beach. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Barril and Praia Monte Gordo. Go for a jaunt from Tavira to Estoi to see Canastra about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tavira using our trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Tavira: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canastra, Praia de Monte Gordo
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

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.
Visiting Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Da Rocha will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Mercado Municipal de Silves (in Silves) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, and get a taste of the local shopping with Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip maker app .

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Falesia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cabo da Roca and Praia da Nazare. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Chiado. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, look for gifts at Garrafeira Nacional, and browse the different shops at Amoreiras Shopping Center.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Alfama ©
Alfama

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and then trek along 25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Caravel Art Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Funchal online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, 25 Fontes Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeira das Furnas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. On the next day, make a trip to Portas da Cidade and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Funchal in September, plan for little chillier nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Do your shopping at Palacio da Bolsa and Forum Aveiro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mercado Bom Sucesso and Bom Jesus do Monte. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the exciting artwork at Belomonte 20, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Taylor's Port, Forum Aveiro
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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