15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Campo Grande
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Campo Grande

2
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Brasil and Swim with Dolphins. Get a sense of the local culture at Rua da Se and Igreja Da Misericordia. Step out of Angra do Heroismo with an excursion to Ceramica da Praia in Cabo Da Praia--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Angra do Heroismo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the exciting artwork at Olaria de S. Bento, and learn more about the world around you at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo day trip website.

Campo Grande, Brazil to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Ceramica da Praia, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara
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Swim with Dolphins
Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
Museum of Angra do Heroismo

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.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, stop by Alberto's Store, and then identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then do a tasting 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 reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Funchal trip maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Angra do Heroismo to Funchal in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Angra do Heroismo to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In December in Funchal, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Parks Tours

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

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Fatima trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Fatima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Funchal in December: high temperatures in Fatima hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Batalha, Castelo de Tomar, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), examine the collection at Museu de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally stop by Tou c'os Azeites.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Evora trip website.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Evora sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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