19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Portimao
— 4 nights
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
3
Coimbra
— 3 nights
4
Porto
— 5 nights

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: Forte de Almádena (in Burgau), Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo) and Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip site.

Calgary, Canada to Portimao is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in October, with highs in Portimao at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Porches, Praia do Amado, Forte de Almádena, Praia da Cordoama
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Portimao to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu & Miradouro do Suberco). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nazare
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Food Tours
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Porto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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