12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Olhao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Olhao

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
You'll get in some beach time at Cabanas de Tavira beach and Fuseta Beach. Get some historical perspective at Old Town Faro and Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, head outdoors with Ilha de Armona, and walk around Ria Formosa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olhao day trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Olhao is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Old Town Faro
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Relax by the water at Praia Da Rocha and Meia Praia. Get in touch with nature at Praia da Marinha and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Sagres (Fortaleza de Sagres & Cape Saint Vincent). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Olhao to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Portimao, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Park and National Palace of Pena and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Praia da ursa (in Sintra) and Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia de Carcavelos
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then explore the activities along Rio Douro, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto journey planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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