10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  18​h
1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Gale and enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Albufeira travel planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Albufeira is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Albufeira, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in September: highs in Albufeira hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia do Amado, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Evora road trip planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Albufeira in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lisbon.

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

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's more to do: take a stroll through Alfama and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

You can take a train from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

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Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Lavadores.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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