16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Uberlandia
Fly:  25​h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
ferry:  8​h 45​min
2
Furnas, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Uberlandia

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, get to know the fascinating history of Rua da Se, and then take in the exciting artwork at Olaria de S. Bento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by Ceramica da Praia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baias da Agualva, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ponta dos Biscoitos.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo trip planning app .

Uberlandia, Brazil to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ponta dos Biscoitos, Ceramica da Praia, Baias da Agualva
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Swim with Dolphins
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Olaria de S. Bento ©
Olaria de S. Bento

1
night
Furnas, Sao Miguel

Furnas ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, then get impressive views of Lagoa das Furnas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and then take in the natural beauty of Caldeira das Furnas.

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Getting from Angra do Heroismo to Furnas by ferry takes about 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sao Miguel
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Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, then stop by Alberto's Store, and then explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Se, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Furnas to Funchal takes 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Furnas to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Furnas in September, Funchal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Evora.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then stop by Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Church of Sta Maria, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Funchal to Evora takes 6 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, expect nights in Evora to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Estremoz, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

3
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.
Visiting Praia do Camilo and Praia da Marinha will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Dona Ana and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Lagos, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Falesia Beach, Praia da Marinha
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Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Jeronimos Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Zazule (in Cascais). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the views from 25 de Abril Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, and wander the streets of Belém Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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