19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tomar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto


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3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Cape Saint Vincent and Old Town Faro for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Gale and Praia Da Rocha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Porches Pottery (in Porches) and Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Praia Dona Ana). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, delve into the distant past at Torre da Medronheira, and stroll through Falesia Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to Albufeira is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Albufeira. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Porches Pottery, Old Town Faro, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visit Cromeleque dos Almendres and Capela dos Ossos for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Evora and Walls of Evora. Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo) in Montemor-o-Novo, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and savor the flavors at Monte da Ravasqueira.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Evora attractions app .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albufeira in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Evora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo)
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro da Graca and Cabo da Roca. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Castelo dos Mouros, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Ourém, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valinhos Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, make a trip to Janela do Capitulo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Escadinhas de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, then don't miss a visit to Capela de Sao Gregorio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, and finally examine the collection at Museu Dos Fosforos.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Tomar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Tomar sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Capelas Imperfeitas, Castelo de Ourém, Valinhos Sanctuary, Castle of Almourol
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Castelo de Ourém ©
Castelo de Ourém

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sameiro Sanctuary and Capela das Almas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at O Navio Gil Eannes and FC Porto Museum. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo (in Viana do Castelo) and Se de Braga (in Braga). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, pick up some local products at Mercado Bom Sucesso, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porto online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tomar to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo, Braga, Ponte Romana
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

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nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Popular historic sites such as Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal and Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Caravel Art Center and Frederico de Freitas Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Ponta do Pargo (Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse & Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo) and Engenhos do Norte (in Porto da Cruz). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Garajau, examine the collection at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, and take a stroll through Zona Velha.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Calheta, Engenhos do Norte, Praia de Garajau, Museu da Baleia da Madeira
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

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