11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
2
Machico, Madeira
— 1 night
3
Portimao
— 4 nights
4
Lisbon
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, then take in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada journey builder website.

Newark, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Newark to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Newark in October, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machico.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

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night
Machico, Madeira

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
On the 20th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Machico trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ponta Delgada to Machico with the Route module. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Machico, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, Machico is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Machico

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Falesia Beach and Praia Dona Ana. Explore hidden gems such as Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Marinha. Get out of town with these interesting Portimao side-trips: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua). There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia Gale, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and stop by Rocha Surf Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portimao holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machico to Portimao. Traveling from Machico in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Portimao. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagos, Algarve, Pescadores Beach, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia da Nazare and Cabo da Roca. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route website.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Praia da Nazare
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Alfama ©
Alfama

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