22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Evora
— 2 nights
2
Tavira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sintra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then savor the flavors at Monte da Ravasqueira.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Evora attractions planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Evora due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cripta Arqueologica de Alcacer do Sal, Comporta Beach, Monte da Ravasqueira
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira
Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora) ©

4
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Visit Praia Verde and Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia da Alagoa and Ilha de Armona. Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Praca Marques de Pombal (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Cerro da Vila (in Vilamoura). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, get engrossed in the history at Nucleo Islamico Museum, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Olhao.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tavira trip planner .

You can drive from Evora to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Tavira, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Olhao, Praia da Alagoa, Praca Marques de Pombal, Praia Verde, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Praia Verde ©
Praia Verde
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa
Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salema Beach and Praia dos Salgados. We've included these beaches for you: Bordeira Beach and Algarve. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Arrifana Beach (in Aljezur), Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha (in Porches) and Montes da Fóia (in Monchique). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, stroll through Pescadores Beach, stop by Bolodoce & Cafe, and get your game on at Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albufeira, Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal, Algarve, Pescadores Beach, Bordeira Beach
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Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Bordeira Beach ©
Bordeira Beach

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Convento Dos Capuchos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchos Convent, then look for gifts at Deja Lu Bookshop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Carcavelos. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sintra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Sintra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Sintra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cascais, Praia de Carcavelos, Convento Dos Capuchos, Convent of the Capuchos
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Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos
Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Faja do Rancho Beach and Lido Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Valley of the Nuns. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Garajau, make a trip to Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos, and see the interesting displays at Madeira Film Experience.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Funchal visit planning website .

You can fly from Sintra to Funchal in 4 hours. While traveling from Sintra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Praia de Garajau
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos ©
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos
Madeira Film Experience ©
Madeira Film Experience

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Natural Pool. Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Furnas and Lagoa do Congro. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Nordeste (Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada & Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego) and Ribeira Grande (Bela Vista Viewpoint & Ribeira Grande's Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Jardim Antonio Borges, stop by O Principe dos Queijos, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada tour site .

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Nordeste, Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Jardim Antonio Borges ©
Jardim Antonio Borges
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores ©
Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores

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