18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
+4
train + subway + foot + train + bus:  34​h
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the views from Ponte Romana, make a trip to Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Porto is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Porto. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ponte Romana, Porto Augusto's, Fortaleza de Valenca
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Bridge Climb ©
Porto Bridge Climb

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta da Piedade and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Sagres (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Saint Vincent, & more), Hot Wheels Raceway (in Albufeira) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos, and enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Lagos road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto to Lagos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lagos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sagres, Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), then explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, and finally contemplate the long history of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, do a tasting at Adega Ervideira, then look for gifts at Tou c'os Azeites, then make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip maker app .

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 July, expect nights in Evora to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Adega Ervideira
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Obidos Village and Cabo da Roca. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday builder site .

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca, Obidos Village
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Funchal, Madeira

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Valley of the Nuns. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along 25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and see the interesting displays at Madeira Film Experience.

Plan trip to Funchal with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Funchal, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, 25 Fontes Falls, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Climbing Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, stroll through Mosteiros Beach, then get great views at Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, and finally explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija and then don't miss a visit to Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, Mosteiros Beach, Poca Da Dona Beija, Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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