15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

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 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and then get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 20°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurissilva Forest, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally walk around Parque de Santa Catarina.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Funchal travel tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Funchal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Laurissilva Forest
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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): visit Alfama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally explore the world behind art at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Traveling from Funchal in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia Dona Ana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Luz (in Luz), Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade) and Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Praia da Luz, Praia da Marinha, Convent de Sao Jose
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao da Boa Nova, explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then indulge your taste buds at Monte da Ravasqueira, and finally explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Albufeira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albufeira in April, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao da Boa Nova, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Monte da Ravasqueira
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela Das Aparicoes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fatima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Castelo de Leiria
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

2
nights
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, admire the landmark architecture of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and finally browse the exhibits of Museu Serralves.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto travel planner.

Getting from Fatima to Porto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Porto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Braga, Guimaraes, Graham's Port Lodge
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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