27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Bus + 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
+2
Train + Subway + 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Caldeiras Vulcânicas and Furnas. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are much colder, 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 Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Vila Franca Museum, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Furnas ©
Furnas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Miradouro do Fio (in Ponta do Pargo), Machico (Ponta de Sao Lourenco & Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at 25 Fontes Falls, contemplate the long history of Blandy's Wine Lodge, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns, and browse the fresh offerings at Municipal Market of Santa Cruz.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Funchal online tour planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Funchal by combination of bus and flight takes about 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 up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Machico, Valley of the Nuns, 25 Fontes Falls, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Municipal Market of Santa Cruz
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga), Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima) and University of Coimbra (in Coimbra). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Funchal to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Obidos Village (in Obidos), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and go for a walk through Cabo da Roca.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Lisbon journey maker tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Obidos Village, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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 Monsaraz Castle and Walls and Castelo de Marvao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Igreja de Sao Francisco (in Estremoz), Paco Ducal (in Vila Vicosa) and Igreja Matriz de Safara (in Moura). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, don't miss a visit to Ermida de Santa Luzia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Evora trip maker tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Evora sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Serpa, Castelo de Marvao, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Igreja de Sao Francisco, Paco Ducal
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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 Carvoeiro Boardwalk and Algar Seco. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Faro (Old Town Faro & Faro Cathedral). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Loule, Faro, Carvoeiro, Portimao, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Carvoeiro Boardwalk ©
Carvoeiro Boardwalk
Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco

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