10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
3
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Cabo da Roca and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Cascais to see Guincho Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho Beach
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday planner .

Take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Cromeleque dos Almendres ©
Cromeleque dos Almendres
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take some stellar pictures from Castelo de Tavira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia, then make a trip to Praca da Republica, and finally make a trip to Ponte Romana. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barril, then head off the coast to Tavira Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santiago de Tavira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida de Sao Sebastiao.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tavira attractions planner .

You can drive from Evora to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Tavira, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Igreja do Carmo
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Praia do Camilo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Nossa Senhora da Rocha Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tavira to Albufeira by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Albufeira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Armacao de Pera, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água

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