21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
2
Machico, Madeira
— 2 nights
3
Sagres
— 3 nights
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
5
Evora
— 3 nights
6
Lisbon
— 5 nights

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Take a break from the city and head to Furnas and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Ponta Delgada is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get little chillier in Ponta Delgada: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Machico.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

2
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Machico, Madeira

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta do Riacho and then delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): trek along Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Prainha.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponta Delgada to Machico. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Machico due to the time zone difference. August in Machico sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Machico

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canical, Laurissilva Forest, Quinta do Riacho
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Quinta do Riacho ©
Quinta do Riacho

3
nights
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.
Visit Praia da Luz and Arrifana Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Beliche and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Praia do Amado). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, and explore and take pictures at Praia da Cordoama.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sagres trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machico to Sagres. August in Sagres sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Praia da Luz
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Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Relax by the water at Falesia Beach and Praia do Camilo. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Meia Praia, &more), Rocha Surf Shop (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água and enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira travel planner.

Drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Albufeira are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Algarve, Praia de Benagil, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Capela dos Ossos and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico de Evora and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Step out of Evora with an excursion to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, and contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Albufeira in September, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Shop till you drop at Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio Square. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Nazare (Praia da Nazare & Ermida da Memoria), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Quinta da Regaleira, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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