19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Portimao
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Calgary

4
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Forte de Almádena (in Burgau) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). And it doesn't end there: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, cool off at XFlow Surf Spot Portugal, and kick back and relax at Algarve.

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Calgary, Canada to Portimao is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Calgary to Portimao, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Portimao is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Porches, Lagoa, Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

5
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). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu & Miradouro do Suberco). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra road trip site .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Food Tours

5
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 historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

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Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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