18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Calgary

4
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porto tour itinerary website.

Calgary, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in March, things will get much warmer in Porto: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra visit app.

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Evora Public Garden, and deepen your understanding at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Evora trip builder.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Walking tours
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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