26 days in Portugal Itinerary

26 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Sagres
— 3 nights
4
Evora
— 5 nights
5
Sintra
— 3 nights
6
Fatima
— 2 nights
7
Braga
— 3 nights

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Furnas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada vacation builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

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Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Odeceixe Beach and Photography Tours. Visit Praia Gale and Meia Praia for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, &more), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Albufeira in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Albufeira. When traveling from Ponta Delgada in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albufeira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Odeceixe Beach, Praia Da Rocha
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Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia

3
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Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortaleza de Sagres and Cape Saint Vincent. We've included these beaches for you: Arrifana Beach and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Change things up with a short trip to Praia da Carriagem in Rogil (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Praia do Beliche, kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Zavial.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sagres road trip app.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rogil, Arrifana Beach, Praia da Luz, Praia do Zavial
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Sao Francisco and Castelo de Evoramonte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo da Amieira and Igreja Matriz de Safara. Venture out of the city with trips to Troia Beach (in Troia), Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz) and Pelourinho de Setubal (in Setubal). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Paco Ducal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

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

You can drive from Sagres to Evora in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in June, expect nights in Evora to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha, Troia Beach, Castelo de Evoramonte, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Igreja Matriz de Safara
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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Igreja de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Castelo de Evoramonte ©
Castelo de Evoramonte

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
We've included these beaches for you: Baleal Beach and Guincho Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porto da Areia Sul Beach and art atelier ALEGRIA. Go for a jaunt from Sintra to Setubal to see Parque Natural da Arrabida about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Casa Duarte Pinto Coelho, go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, and take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sintra online holiday planner.

Drive from Evora to Sintra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Evora in July, you will find days in Sintra are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascais, Peniche, Cabo da Roca, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
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Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fatima itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sintra in July, you will find days in Fatima are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Castelo de Tomar
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

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Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Get some cultural insight at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Igreja da Conceicao. Discover out-of-the-way places like Largo da Oliveira and Ponte Romana. Step out of Braga with an excursion to Santuario de Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary, step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Braga day trip planning tool.

Drive from Fatima to Braga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Braga are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Ponte Romana
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

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