18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Prince George
Fly:  23​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Prince George

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia do Carneiro will get you outdoors. Step out of Porto to go to Guimaraes and see Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, take a memorable drive along Guides In Portugal, and contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker tool .

Prince George, Canada to Porto is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Prince George in October, expect Porto to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©

5
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 Quinta da Regaleira. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Alfama, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online attractions planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela dos Ossos and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rota Vicentina will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Mamede, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip planning site .

Take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rota Vicentina
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Telheiro Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Falesia Beach and Praia da Marinha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Vale Dos Homens and kick back and relax at Algarve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip site .

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Ponta Da Piedale, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent, Telheiro Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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