Since coming back, everyone has asked, "How did you possibly spend 3 interesting weeks in Portugal? Isn't the country small?!" Why yes, the country is small in comparison to the other European countries but there are a ton of cities and towns to see! I mean, I've lived in Manhattan for almost 2 YEARS now and I still don't think I've seen it all. This is our general itinerary of our 3 weeks in Portugal, first flying into Lisbon, taking flights/buses/trains all over and finally ending up in Porto.
We thought this was an amazing and pretty thorough method to delve into the culture of Portugal, outside of its major cities and would suggest this route to any friends or fellow travelers looking to take their time exploring. We mainly stayed at Airbnbs, which I absolutely ADORE using whenever traveling.
I plan to have leg-specific posts for our different stops along the way. I could not possibly include it all into one post! I already did one on the hot springs in Sao Miguel just because that was fresh in my mind and I did not want to forget it.
Here are some of my favorite highlights from the trip (I literally have hundreds of photos to comb through) --
Our map with our route in sequential-ish order:
All Ankle Recovery Asia Azores Barrier Reef Belize Berkeley Burma Cahal Pech California Cambodia Camping Canada Caye Caulker Central America China East Asia Europe Fiverr Gluttony Go Slow Guangdong Guangzhou Hair Loss Hiking Hong Kong How To Internship Island Long Distance Luohu Commercial City Maya Maya Ruins Myanmar New York North America Ocean Ontario Paddleboarding Philippines Portugal Post Travel Post-Travel Reflection San Ignacio Shenzhen Sickness Snorkeling Southeast Asia South Korea Stress Study Abroad Taiwan USA Vietnam Yunnan