14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Evora
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
New York City

3
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Belém Tower. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cabo da Roca and Castle of the Moors. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lisbon is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Castle of the Moors
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

3
days
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia Gale. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia marinha and Praia do Peneco. Step out of Albufeira to go to Praia da Rocha and see Praia Da Rocha, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Algarve.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Praia marinha, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia marinha ©
Praia marinha
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
days
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Meia Praia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sagres sightseeing planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Sagres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Sagres sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagos
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

2
days
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Se Catedral de Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Evora, examine the collection at Museu de Evora, learn about winemaking at Dona Dorinda, then explore the ancient world of Almendres Cromlech, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Evora tour builder tool .

Getting from Sagres to Evora by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sagres in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 86°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Evora

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wineries
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Se Catedral de Evora ©
Se Catedral de Evora

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada holiday site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Evora to Ponta Delgada takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Evora in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach, Oficina - Museu, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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