17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Braga
— 1 night
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
4
Sintra
— 3 nights
5
Evora
— 2 nights
6
Lagos
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Marcos, steep yourself in history at Casa Rolao, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dos Congregados, then ponder the design of Fonte do Campo das Hortas, and finally get outside with Estadio Municipal de Braga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Monte do Picoto, relax and rejuvenate at Deeplyzen Day Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Terceiros, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garden da Avenida Central.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Braga online travel route planner.

London, UK to Braga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Braga: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Igreja de Santa Cruz ©
Igreja de Santa Cruz
Estadio Municipal de Braga ©
Estadio Municipal de Braga
Deeplyzen Day Spa ©
Deeplyzen Day Spa

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa das Furnas and Jardim Antonio Borges. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Vista do Rei Miradouro (in Sete Cidades) and Pico do Ferro Viewpoint (in Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lagoa do Congro, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, ride a horse along Quinta da Terca, and appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral.

To plan Ponta Delgada vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Braga to Ponta Delgada takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Braga to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Braga in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ponta Delgada, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Congro, Praia de Santa Barbara
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safari Madeira Island and 25 Fontes Falls. Visiting Valley of the Nuns and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Praia de Machico, stroll through Praia de Garajau, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Zona Velha.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal journey planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Funchal. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sintra.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Canico, Madeira, Valley of the Nuns, Praia de Machico
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25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Safari Madeira Island ©
Safari Madeira Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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: Praia Grande and Praia das Azenhas do Mar. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardim do Cerco (in Mafra) and Ericeira (Praia Foz do Lizandro & Praia do Sul). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin Explorers, admire the striking features of Sintra Railway Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, and make a trip to Ancient Duck Houses at Park of Pena.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Sintra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sintra, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mafra, Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar, Praia das Azenhas do Mar, Dolphin Explorers
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande
Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar ©
Lugar das Piscinas das Azenhas do Mar

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 2nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas, do a tasting at Herdade do Freixo, then learn about winemaking at Tiago Cabaco Wines, and finally do a tasting at Joao Portugal Ramos Wines. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, and then awaken your taste buds at Inalentejo Guided Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip website.

Getting from Sintra to Evora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Estremoz, Aldeia da Terra, Casa Relvas, Herdade do Freixo
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Inalentejo Guided Tours ©
Inalentejo Guided Tours
Casa Relvas ©
Casa Relvas
Herdade do Freixo ©
Herdade do Freixo

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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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Alvor and Vale de Centeanes Beach. Get outdoors at Praia de Santa Eulalia and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Lagoa dos Salgados (in Gale), Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua) and Subnauta Dive The Algarve (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: take the plunge with Skydive Seven, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Canavial, enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lagos sightseeing planner.

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in October, Lagos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Burgau Beach, Vale de Centeanes Beach, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor
Praia de Santa Eulalia ©
Praia de Santa Eulalia

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