20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Windsor
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Windsor

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Da Rocha and Ponta da Piedade. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Praia Dona Ana, & more) and Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale, look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados, and enjoy some diversion at Hot Wheels Raceway.

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Windsor, Canada to Albufeira is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Windsor to Albufeira is 5 hours. Traveling from Windsor in April, expect Albufeira to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Belém Tower and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cabo da Roca and Rossio Train Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 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 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela), Levada Caldeirao do Inferno (in Santana) and Porto Moniz (Levada Ribeira de Janela & Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, look for gifts at Portugal Labels, trek along Levada do Risco, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Funchal journey app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Funchal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Calheta, Porto Moniz, Levada do Moinho, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Priolo Environmental Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, & more) and Pedras Negras Viewpoint (in Fenais da Luz). There's lots more to do: hike along Rocha da Relva, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and contemplate the geological forces at Lagoa das Furnas.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in April, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Rocha da Relva, Piscinas Naturales en Capelas
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Furnas ©
Furnas

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