20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sagres
— 2 nights
3
Evora
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Braga
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Falesia Beach and Algarve. Get outdoors at Praia do Barril and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Cacela Velha (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio), Carvoeiro Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Faro Cathedral (in Faro). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Salgados, head outdoors with Family Golf Park, kick back and relax at Praia da Coelha, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Albufeira at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Faro Cathedral, Algarve, Praia do Barril, Carvoeiro Beach, Praia Cacela Velha
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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

2
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, contemplate the long history of Belixe Fortress, then enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia Vale Dos Homens and then kick back and relax at Praia do Amado.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sagres day trip planning app .

Drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia Vale Dos Homens, Telheiro Beach, Praia do Amado
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Get some cultural insight at Convent of Christ and Centro Historico de Evora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evora: Herdade da Maroteira - Corktrekking (in Redondo), Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Evora trip builder .

Getting from Sagres to Evora by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sagres in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Tomar, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Corktrekking, Herdade Grande, Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cabo da Roca and Guincho Beach. Castelo dos Mouros and Park and National Palace of Pena will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho Beach
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Poca Da Dona Beija and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Igreja do Divino Espirito Santo (in Ribeira Grande). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Poca Da Dona Beija, Mosteiros Beach
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Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Scuba & Snorkeling
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades

3
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Bento da Porta Aberta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural, then explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, and finally make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Cascata da Portela do Homem and then do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Braga holiday planning site .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Braga in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Time (AZOT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Braga when traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Cabril Eco Rural, Quinta Santa Eufemia, Cascata da Portela do Homem, Sao Bento da Porta Aberta
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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