19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Evora
— 2 nights
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
3
Sintra
— 1 night
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
6
Porto
— 3 nights
7
Coimbra
— 4 nights

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 (Thu): look for gifts at Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu Regional do Vinho, thenexplore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, thenget engrossed in the history at Museu Do Fresco de Monsaraz, and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Evora trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Evora is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Evora. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, Museu Regional do Vinho
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Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meia Praia and Praia da Luz. Step out of the city life by going to Praia dos Olhos de Água and Falesia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro) and Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Ponta da Piedade, &more). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Albufeira journey planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in July: highs in Albufeira hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia da Luz, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sintra itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sintra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Sintra when traveling from Albufeira in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Guincho Beach
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Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 25 Fontes Falls and Swim with Dolphins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CR7 Museum and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Cais da Ponta do Sol (in Ponta Do Sol), Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Funchal trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sintra to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sintra in July, expect nights in Funchal to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

25 Fontes Falls, Cais da Ponta do Sol, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Swim with Dolphins
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, thentake in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and finally get curious at OMIC - Observatorio Microbiano dos Acores. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada online vacation planner.

Getting from Funchal to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Lagoa do Fogo, Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum
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Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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.
Guimaraes Castle and Se de Braga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at O Navio Gil Eannes and Centro de Interpretacao e Promocao do Vinho Verde. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca & Centro Historico de Guimaraes), Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto online travel planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Centro de Interpretacao e Promocao do Vinho Verde
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Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Mercado de Sant'Ana. Get some historical perspective at Castelo de Leiria and Batalha Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Convento de Cristo (in Tomar) and Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, stroll through Praia da Nazare, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel planner.

You can drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Coimbra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Leiria, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca, Convento de Cristo
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

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