22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Kalispell
Fly:  25​h
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Funchal, Madeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Kalispell

4
days
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Step out of the city life by going to Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Carvoeiro) and Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Camilo Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia Gale, have fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira vacation builder.

Kalispell, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Kalispell, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Albufeira, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia marinha ©
Praia marinha

4
days
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 Praia da Nazare and Obidos Village. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Guincho Beach in Cascais, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Obidos Village, Praia da Nazare
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Praia da Nazare
Praia da Nazare
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

3
days
Porto

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Taylor's Port. Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clerigos Tower, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Walking tours
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

4
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo Girao and Blandy's Winelodge. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Madeira Island Ultra Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Alberto's Store (in Machico). The adventure continues: stroll through Santa Catarina Park, identify plant and animal life at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, look for gifts at Madeira Tradicional, and explore the activities along MadTrout - Madeira Trout Fishing.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Funchal itinerary builder.

Fly from Porto to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Funchal, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Machico, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Cabo Girao
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Get in touch with nature at Poca Da Dona Beija and Lagoa das Furnas. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Terra Nostra Gardens in Furnas, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, examine the collection at Oficina - Museu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico da Vara.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Funchal in May, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Oficina - Museu
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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