15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campo Grande
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Campo Grande

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo da Roca and Castelo dos Mouros. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jeronimos Monastery and Park and National Palace of Pena. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum, wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon sightseeing planning website .

Campo Grande, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Campo Grande to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Campo Grande in December, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then stop by Souvenir da Luz, and finally view the masterpieces at Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and then take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then examine the collection at Museu de Evora, and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Evora online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Monte da Ravasqueira
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, stop by Alberto's Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, savor the flavors at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then examine the collection at Madeira Film Experience, and finally examine the collection at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Evora to Funchal in 6 hours. In December, Funchal is somewhat warmer than Evora - with highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Machico, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Arrisca Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Vila Franca Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. While traveling from Funchal, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Franca do Campo, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras, take an in-depth tour of Museu de Angra do Heroismo, take in the exciting artwork at Olaria de S. Bento, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, then look for gifts at Ceramica da Praia, and finally learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Brasil, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, then make a trip to Rua da Se, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Angra do Heroismo trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Angra do Heroismo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ceramica da Praia, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Museu de Angra do Heroismo ©
Museu de Angra do Heroismo

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