16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Coimbra
— 2 nights
2
Evora
— 2 nights
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
4
Sintra
— 2 nights
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Capela de Sao Gregorio. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de Leiria and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Coimbra is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Coimbra is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Coimbra to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Tomar, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Castelo de Leiria, Castelo de Óbidos
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, thenmake a trip to Capela dos Ossos, thenexplore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museu Rural da Casa do Povo de Santa Maria de Estremoz, examine the collection at Marble Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavilhao Tematico A Bolota.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coimbra to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museu Rural da Casa do Povo de Santa Maria de Estremoz, Marble Museum, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Pavilhao Tematico A Bolota
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Faro Cathedral and Cape Saint Vincent are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe and Old Town Faro are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lagos attractions planning app.

Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in February since evenings lows in Lagos dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faro, Praia da Marinha, Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe, Falesia Beach, Praia Da Rocha
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at National Coach Museum, kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palacio de Monserrate, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sintra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lagos to Sintra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Sintra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, National Coach Museum, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

3
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 and learn at Ethnographic Museum and CR7 Museum. Visit Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico), Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Funchal tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sintra to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Sintra in February, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum, Valley of the Nuns, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Vila Franca Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, thenget engrossed in the history at Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada route planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum, Vila Franca Museum
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Vila Franca Museum ©
Vila Franca Museum
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas

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