Spanning some 550 miles from south to north, travelers will stare wide-eyed at Portugal's beautiful Atlantic coastline. The stunning beaches at Figueira da Foz, Cascais, Lagos, and Peniche offer scenic rest stops along the way. Meanwhile, drivers get to marvel at the beautiful sunset as it settles into the vast ocean.
This is the largest island in the staggering Portuguese Azores archipelago, known for its beautiful, rugged volcanic landscape, as well as biodiversity. Stay a couple of days on this stunning island and take in its rare beauty with a leisurely drive. From green forests to rolling hills and rustic farmlands, São Miguel offers drivers on road trips in Portugal a taste of nature.
Drive on highways etched along the steep mountainsides or dive into their deep tunnels on the island of Madeira, an archipelago comprising four islands off the northwest coast of Africa. For the more adventurous, a trip along the stunning coastline is really a highlight - with its breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic. Visit for New Years Eve and enjoy their famous firework show over the ocean.