8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Evora
— 1 night
4
Portimao
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Toronto

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.
On the 16th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Caldeira das Furnas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Poca Da Dona Beija, then explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally gain insight at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Evora trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in July, expect nights in Portimao to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponta Da Piedale, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Cape Saint Vincent, Falesia Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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