12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + subway + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Evora
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Se Catedral de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then look for gifts at Divinus Gourmet, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, and finally look for gifts at Gente da Minha Terra.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Evora vacation planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Evora is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Evora, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Evora when traveling from Sao Paulo in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Shopping
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, stop by Nandi Charity Shop, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, then stop by Souvenir da Luz, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lagos day trip planning tool .

Getting from Evora to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Evora in October since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle of the Moors and Jeronimos Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, shop like a local with Chiado, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, and ponder the design of Rossio Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning website .

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in October since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Castelo dos Mouros
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Angra do Heroismo ©
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Queijo Vaquinha, learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Olaria de S. Bento, stop by Atlantic Souvenir, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Angra do Heroismo online vacation planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Nature Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Queijo Vaquinha, Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre
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Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil
Atlantic Souvenir ©
Atlantic Souvenir

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 discover tucked-away gems like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Portugal Labels and Charlotte's CM Studio. Step out of Funchal to go to Porto Moniz and see Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Faja do Rancho Beach, stop by Dona Nita, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Angra do Heroismo to Funchal in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time to Western European Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Faja do Rancho Beach, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge

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