9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  7​h
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Funchal
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Albufeira
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Louvre Michaelense, look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos, and then stop by Maviripa. Keep things going the next day: stop by O Rei Dos Queijos, pick up some local products at Mercado da Graca, kick back and relax at Mosteiros Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally look for gifts at Azorean Gift Shop.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in September: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach
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Louvre Michaelense ©
Louvre Michaelense
O Rei Dos Queijos ©
O Rei Dos Queijos
O Principe dos Queijos ©
O Principe dos Queijos

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hours
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 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Dona Nita, hunt for treasures at Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), then savor the flavors at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip planner .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Funchal in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade. Head to Rossio Square and Ana Salazarfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Armazens do Chiado, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Lisbon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Divinus Gourmet, don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, stop by Gente da Minha Terra, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Se Catedral de Evora, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Evora sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Evora are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by By Nature, stroll through Falesia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bolodoce & Cafe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner .

Getting from Evora to Albufeira by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Albufeira hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagos
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Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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