32 days in Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  6​h
1
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Machico, Madeira
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Evora
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Fatima
— 4 nights
End: Porto

3
nights
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. Get some cultural insight at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre and Swim with Dolphins. Head to Ceramica da Praia and Olaria de S. Bentofor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu de Angra do Heroismo, find something for the whole family at Praia da Vitoria Old City, stroll through Monte Brasil, and hike along Misterios Negros Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Angra do Heroismo using our trip planner.

Porto to Angra do Heroismo is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Angra do Heroismo is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Praia da Vitoria, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ceramica da Praia, Trilha de Misterios Negros, Baias da Agualva
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Swim with Dolphins
Trilha de Misterios Negros ©
Trilha de Misterios Negros

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.
Priolo Environmental Center and Oficina - Museu will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Santana Astronomical Observatory and Pinhal da Paz make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Furnas (Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, Poca Da Dona Beija, & more) and Vila Franca do Campo (Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo & Vila Franca Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, see the interesting displays at Tabaco da Maia Museum, stroll through Rocha da Relva, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip planner .

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Machico.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Rocha da Relva, Santana Astronomical Observatory
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

3
nights
Machico, Madeira

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
Visiting Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Levada Ribeira de Janela will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Good Lord Jesus and Santana Mother Church. Explore Machico's surroundings by going to Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela), Levada do Rei (in Sao Jorge) and Santana (Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio & Levada Caldeirao do Inferno). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Madeira Whale Museum, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ribeira Primeira, take some stellar pictures from Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, and delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Machico trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Machico. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Machico. In January in Machico, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Machico

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Madeira, Santana, Canical, Levada Ribeira de Janela, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Levada Ribeira de Janela ©
Levada Ribeira de Janela

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia Da Rocha and Lagoa dos Salgados. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Praia Dona Ana), Algar de Benagil (in Benagil) and Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, and look for gifts at Canastra.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Machico to Albufeira with the Route module. Traveling from Machico in January, Albufeira is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Lagoa, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visit Capela dos Ossos and Castelo de Marvao for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo (in Ferreira do Alentejo), Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola (in Grandola) and Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA (in Aljustrel). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museu do Medronho, get engrossed in the history at Professor Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum, browse the exhibits of eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio, and look for gifts at Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Evora sightseeing planner .

Drive from Albufeira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Albufeira in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Estremoz, Museu Municipal de Aljustrel MuMA, Museu Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo, Museum of Sacred Art Dom Manuel Mendes da Cruz (Vila Vicosa), Castelo de Marvao
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. For shopping fun, head to Avenida da Liberdade or A Arte da Terra. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Bring the kids along to Praia da Nazare and Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Convent of Christ. Change things up with these side-trips from Fatima: Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento), Laserquest - Centro de Aventura (in Leiria) and Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S, see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Fernando Namora, and view the masterpieces at St. Andre Arte Sacra.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Fatima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Batalha, Alcobaca, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, University of Coimbra
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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