16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fatima
— 2 nights
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosteiros Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Terra Nostra, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lagoa das Furnas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada sightseeing planner .

Calgary, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in February: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 19°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Mosteiros Beach
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, then stroll through Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Pedro.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Funchal trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time (AZOT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Church of Sao Pedro, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Cabo da Roca and Jeronimos Monastery for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, and snap pictures at 25 de Abril Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Traveling from Funchal in February, expect Lisbon to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

2
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, then don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fatima online trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Fatima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tomar, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare, Batalha Monastery
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), learn about winemaking at Adega Ervideira, make a trip to Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, and finally gain insight at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, do a tasting at Adega Jose de Sousa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Evora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Adega Jose de Sousa
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Cape Saint Vincent and Sant'Ana Church for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Gale and take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Albufeira road trip app .

You can drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Evora in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albufeira, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Ponta da Piedade
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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