12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
4
Portimao
— 2 nights
5
Evora
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas and then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto tour builder tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Porto. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Largo da Oliveira
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River Rafting & Tubing
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Roque, thenget engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then go for a walk through Cabo da Roca.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre and then head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada day trip tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges

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Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, stroll through Vau Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Portimao takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portimao: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadores Beach, Falesia Beach, Ponta da Piedade
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenindulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Evora. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Arraiolos
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Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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