15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
5
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Avenida da Liberdade. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Mercearia da Aldeia in Sintra, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, and look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua.

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Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in March, with highs in Lisbon at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Gale. Venture out of the city with trips to Canastra (in Estoi), Lagos (Souvenir da Luz & Nandi Charity Shop) and QM Country Shop and Garden Center (in Faro). The adventure continues: look for gifts at 11 Loja Gourmet and view the masterpieces at Olaria Pequena.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Albufeira sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Canastra, Olaria Pequena, 11 Loja Gourmet, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Olaria Tavares, look for gifts at Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, stop by Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and finally stop by Tou c'os Azeites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): stop by Divinus Gourmet, don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then stop by Gente da Minha Terra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora trip maker.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albufeira in March since evenings lows in Evora dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Evora

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Pedro do Corval, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

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 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, shop like a local with Charlotte's CM Studio, look for gifts at Perola Dos Vinhos Wine Shop, then look for gifts at Bordal - Bordados da Madeira, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado dos Lavradores, and finally look for gifts at Dona Nita. On the next day, stop by Zumba Wear Madeira, look for gifts at Fundacao Livraria Esperanca, stop by Portugal Labels, stop by Madeira Tradicional, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Salvador Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Evora to Funchal takes 6 hours. Traveling from Evora in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Angra do Heroismo.

Things to do in Funchal

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Sao Salvador Church, Alberto's Store
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge
Sao Salvador Church ©
Sao Salvador Church

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Queijo Vaquinha, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua da Se, stop by Atlantic Souvenir, then get a taste of the local shopping with Olaria de S. Bento, and finally look for gifts at Ceramica da Praia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, then cast your line with Sailtours Yacht Charter, then stop by Loja do Parque de Angra do Heroismo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Brasil.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Angra do Heroismo tour planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Angra do Heroismo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Angra do Heroismo

Transportation Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Queijo Vaquinha, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Ceramica da Praia
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Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista ©
Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista
Rua da Se ©
Rua da Se
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao ©
Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao

2
nights
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 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, then look for gifts at Arrisca Experience, then look for gifts at O Rei Dos Queijos, and finally stop by Azorean Gift Shop. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Parque Atlantico, then stop by Maviripa, then look for gifts at Louvre Michaelense, and finally look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Angra do Heroismo to Ponta Delgada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach
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Maviripa ©
Maviripa
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Louvre Michaelense ©
Louvre Michaelense

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