13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  9 h
1
Albufeira
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Machico, Madeira
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Belgrade

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Da Rocha and Ponta Da Piedale. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro), Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Praia do Camilo) and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve (in Alvor). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planning site .

Belgrade, Serbia to Albufeira is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Albufeira. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machico.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

1
night
Machico, Madeira

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
On the 26th (Sun), trek along Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Machico holiday site .

Explore your travel options from Albufeira to Machico with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Machico

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Scuba & Snorkeling
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and then explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Machico to Ponta Delgada with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Machico to Ponta Delgada. While traveling from Machico, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Caldeira das Sete Cidades
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Monastery of Alcobaca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip tool .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponta Delgada in April: highs in Lisbon hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evora, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Quinta da Regaleira, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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