18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Praia de Lavadores. Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Get outdoors at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua), Telheiro Beach (in Vila do Bispo) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, stroll through Algarve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barranco das Canas Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Lagos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Porto in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lagos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia do Amado, Algarve, Falesia Beach, Praia Vale Dos Homens
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Evora Public Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Change things up with a short trip to Rota Vicentina in Santiago do Cacem (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

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You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lagos in October since evenings lows in Evora dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rua Augusta. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, shop like a local with Rossio Square, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip website .

You can take a train from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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