16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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Sagres
— 1 night
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Evora
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 25 Fontes Falls and Anjo da Praca da Assicom. Take a break from the city and head to Safari Madeira Island and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools in Porto Moniz, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Santa Maria Street, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Parque de Santa Catarina, and take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal holiday maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Funchal is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Funchal is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Funchal to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 4 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Gale and Praia dos Olhos de Água for some beach relaxation. Visiting Meia Praia and Ponta da Piedade will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Praia Dona Ana) and Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE (in Tavira). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Albufeira in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Albufeira is 1 hour. While traveling from Ponta Delgada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albufeira, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sagres.
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Sagres — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sagres tour planning tool.

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. In July in Sagres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.
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Evora — 3 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Evora online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sagres in July: highs in Evora hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.