9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 day
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
4
Evora
— 1 night
5
Albufeira
— 2 nights

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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 12th (Wed): stop by Louvre Michaelense, look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos, and then stop by Maviripa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at O Rei Dos Queijos, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado da Graca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally stop by Azorean Gift Shop.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Ponta Delgada to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

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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Funchal, Madeira

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 14th (Fri): stop by Dona Nita, then hunt for treasures at Mercado dos Lavradores, then do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Funchal trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, Funchal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge
Mercado dos Lavradores ©
Mercado dos Lavradores

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a taste of local nightlife at Port and Douro Wines Institute, take a stroll through Chiado, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online road trip planner.

Getting from Funchal to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Divinus Gourmet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, stop by Gente da Minha Terra, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Evora tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by By Nature, then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bolodoce & Cafe and then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Albufeira to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Lagos
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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