27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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27 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Parque Terra Nostra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Caldeira das Furnas). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take an in-depth tour of Vila Franca Museum, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada travel route planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Vila Franca Museum
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

5
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao (in Machico) and Miradouro do Fio (in Ponta do Pargo). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, stroll through 25 Fontes Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and make a trip to Valley of the Nuns.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Funchal trip site .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal. In March, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Machico, Miradouro do Fio, Valley of the Nuns, Municipal Market of Santa Cruz, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Parque de Santa Catarina ©
Parque de Santa Catarina
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos ©
Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos

3
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and University of Coimbra. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner .

Fly from Funchal to Porto in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Funchal in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ponte Romana, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte, Santuario de Santa Luzia, University of Coimbra
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Room Escape Games
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Convent of Christ. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra & Castelo dos Mouros), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip tool .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Cabo da Roca, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village
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Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capela dos Ossos and Monsaraz Castle and Walls. Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Igreja Matriz de Safara (in Moura), Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao) and Igreja de Sao Francisco (in Estremoz). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, don't miss a visit to Ermida de Sao Bras, admire the engineering at Alqueva Dam, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Bento.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Serpa, Igreja de Sao Francisco, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Igreja Matriz de Safara, Aldeia da Terra
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Castelo de Marvao ©
Castelo de Marvao

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore hidden gems such as Falesia Beach and Marina de Vilamoura. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Faro (Old Town Faro & Faro Cathedral) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, make a trip to Algar Seco, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Albufeira road trip website .

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in April, Albufeira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro, Loule, Faro, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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