16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Dhaka City

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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Zazule. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Venture out of the city with trips to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, take a stroll through Alfama, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

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 25th (Sun): get great views at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, then take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, and finally stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Funchal.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Funchal, Madeira — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, take in the exciting artwork at Caravel Art Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Funchal trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lagos.
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Lagos — 4 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Meia Praia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia), Praia Gale (in Gale) and Praia Sao Rafael (in Albufeira). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia do Camilo, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Lagos in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Evora.
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Evora — 2 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in October since evenings lows in Evora dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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