18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
3
Lisbon
— 2 nights
4
Evora
— 3 nights
5
Lagos
— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bom Jesus do Monte and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Palacio da Bolsa. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes in Guimaraes, about 44 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Porto, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Porto is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco

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 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally look and learn at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas.

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Fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Porto in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Ponte 25 de Abril. Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Capela dos Ossos and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Family-friendly places like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Cromeleque da Portela de Mogos will thrill your kids. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Mother Church of Sta Maria (in Estremoz), Fonte do Telheiro (in Monsaraz) and Praia Fluvial de Mourao (in Mourao). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), get outside with Outdoor Activities, deepen your understanding at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Evora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Mother Church of Sta Maria, Praia Fluvial de Mourao, Celeiro Comum de Evoramonte
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Fonte do Telheiro ©
Fonte do Telheiro

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Falesia Beach and Praia da Marinha. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Algarve (in Silves), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Casa do "Vo" Serafim (in Praia da Rocha). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Sun) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, and stroll through Praia do Camilo.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lagos tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Lagos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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