19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 2 nights
2
Fatima
— 2 nights
3
Evora
— 2 nights
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paco dos Duques de Braganca and Porto Augusto's. Se de Braga and Centro Historico de Guimaraes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Braga (Bom Jesus do Monte & Minho Center). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in May, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Guimaraes
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Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 25th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Gregorio. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fatima trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Porto to Fatima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Fatima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Capela de Sao Gregorio ©
Capela de Sao Gregorio

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora). Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

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

Drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fatima in May, expect nights in Evora to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Gale and Carvoeiro Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Lagos (Praia do Camilo, Ponta da Piedade, &more), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Praia do Beliche, enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Albufeira trip app.

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Evora in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Sagres, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Carvoeiro Boardwalk ©
Carvoeiro Boardwalk

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Municipal Gardens. Visit Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao and Blandy's Wine Lodge for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela) and Miradouro do Fio (in Ponta do Pargo). There's still lots to do: trek along 25 Fontes Falls, walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at CEM - Clube Equestre da Madeira.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal day trip site.

You can fly from Albufeira to Funchal in 7 hours. When traveling from Albufeira in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Funchal: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Machico, Miradouro do Fio, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela, Valley of the Nuns
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls

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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 6th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, thentake in the natural beauty of Caldeiras Vulcânicas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Nicolau Church, thenexplore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, thensee the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacao da Cultura do Ananas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in June, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Sao Nicolau Church, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria

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