32 days in Greenland & Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Greenland & Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Greenland & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  32​h
1
Nuuk, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2
nights
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Evigheds Fjords, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Christian Sound, and then enjoy some diversion at Greenland Simulation Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of University of Greenland, don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Qornok, then examine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and finally explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuuk holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nuuk is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect Nuuk to be colder, temps between -6°C and -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evigheds Fjords, Prince Christian Sound
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Evigheds Fjords ©
Evigheds Fjords
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum

2
nights
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ilulissat Icefjord and then see the interesting displays at Ilulissat Museum. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier, then take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut, and then explore the world behind art at Ilulissat Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilulissat trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nuuk to Ilulissat takes 2 hours. In March, Ilulissat is slightly colder than Nuuk - with highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Qeqertarsuaq.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Museums Nature Parks
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Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Jakobshavn Glacier ©
Jakobshavn Glacier
Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

1
night
Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

Qeqertarsuaq ©
Qeqertarsuaq ' Godhavn) is a port and town in Qaasuitsup municipality, located on the south coast of Disko Island on the west coast of Greenland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Disko Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Qeqertarsuaq day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ilulissat to Qeqertarsuaq in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March in Qeqertarsuaq, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Porto.

Things to do in Qeqertarsuaq

Nature Parks
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Disko Island ©
Disko Island

6
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jardim Botanico in Coimbra (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and get lost in a book at Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Qeqertarsuaq to Porto with the Route module. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Qeqertarsuaq to Porto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Qeqertarsuaq in March: high temperatures in Porto hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardim Botanico
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

6
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Lagos (Blue Shark, Room Escape Games, & more), Mr Frutas (in Silves) and Clube Equestrian A Palmeirinha (in Almancil). The adventure continues: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, walk around Ria Formosa, and get outside with Jardim do Coreto.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira route planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Albufeira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Albufeira are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Olhao, Lagoa, Silves, Sagres
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
nights
Funchal, Portugal

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto in Canical (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at MadTrout - Madeira Trout Fishing, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanická zahrada Madeira.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal road trip app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in March since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, Pico Ruivo, Laurissilva Forest, Cabo Girao
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Off-Road Tours
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest

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