15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campo Grande
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Fatima
— 1 night
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. Shop till you drop at Ceramica da Praia and Olaria de S. Bento. Step out of the city life by going to Monte Brasil and Piscina das Quatro Ribeiras. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, make a trip to Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Da Misericordia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Angra do Heroismo trip itinerary planner.

Campo Grande, Brazil to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Azores Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ceramica da Praia, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Photography Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Museu de Angra do Heroismo ©
Museu de 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, then stop by Alberto's Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking 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 photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Funchal journey app .

You can fly 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to 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. On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then make a trip to Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, and finally browse for treasures at St. Andre Arte Sacra. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Capelas Imperfeitas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, then stroll through Praia da Nazare, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fatima online road trip planner .

Getting from Funchal to Fatima by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Funchal in December, expect Fatima to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, Praia da Nazare
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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), see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, and finally examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, take a memorable tour with Tours, then delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech, and finally stop by Tou c'os Azeites.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip maker .

Drive from Fatima to Evora in 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) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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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.
Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and browse the exhibits of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online route maker .

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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