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 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), stop by Tou c'os Azeites, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, and finally look for gifts at Gente da Minha Terra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Olaria Tavares, stop by Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, then contemplate the long history of Se Catedral de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally stop by Divinus Gourmet.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Evora online trip builder .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Evora is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Evora, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Pedro do Corval, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
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Corticarte - Arte em Cortica ©
Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

1
night
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, and then look for gifts at By Nature.

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Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
By Nature ©
By Nature

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Chiado and Avenida da Liberdadefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip planner .

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, stop by Queijo Vaquinha, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, look for gifts at Atlantic Souvenir, then take in the exciting artwork at Olaria de S. Bento, and finally look for gifts at Ceramica da Praia. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Angra do Heroismo, then look for gifts at Angra do Heroismo Park Shop, and finally choose your vessel at Sailtours Yacht Charter - Day Trips.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Angra do Heroismo day trip planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Angra do Heroismo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Serra de Santa Barbara Interpretation Centre, Queijo Vaquinha, Ceramica da Praia
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Olaria de S. Bento ©
Olaria de S. Bento
Monte Brasil ©
Monte Brasil

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by O Principe dos Queijos, stop by Louvre Michaelense, then look for gifts at O Rei Dos Queijos, then look for gifts at Arrisca Experience, and finally explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades.

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Traveling by flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Caldeira das Sete Cidades
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Arrisca Experience ©
Arrisca Experience
O Rei Dos Queijos ©
O Rei Dos Queijos

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, look for gifts at Portugal Labels, take in the exciting artwork at Charlotte's CM Studio, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), and finally stop by Dona Nita.

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Getting from Ponta Delgada to Funchal by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Funchal, with lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Funchal

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries
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Charlotte's CM Studio ©
Charlotte's CM Studio
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge
Portugal Labels ©
Portugal Labels

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