14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 45​min
3
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Tavira
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Parque Terra Nostra).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada. In August in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum
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Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CR7 Museum and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of the Nuns and Municipal Gardens. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Funchal trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Valley of the Nuns
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Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos ©
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos
Municipal Gardens ©
Municipal Gardens

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Evora tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Funchal to Evora in 6 hours. While traveling from Funchal, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get some cultural insight at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Carvoeiro (Carvoeiro Boardwalk & Algar Seco). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lagos holiday tool .

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 slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia dos Olhos de Água, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tavira travel tool .

You can drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tavira, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Faro Cathedral
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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