21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly:  13 h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sintra
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Faro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
End: Quebec City, Quebec

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque da Cidade do Porto and Ribeira Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Largo da Oliveira & Alberto Sampaio Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Porto is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Quebec City to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in July, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Porto Augusto's
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Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

2
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, and finally admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then go for a walk through Rua Ferreira Borges, and then admire the striking features of Torre de Almedina.

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Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
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Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 30th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, then stop by The Sintra Gift, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, and finally steep yourself in history at Chalet da Condessa D’Edla. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palacio de Monserrate, then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa.

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Getting from Coimbra to Sintra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Coimbra in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sintra, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Palacio de Monserrate
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Obidos Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra) and Obidos (Sao Tiago Church, Castelo de Óbidos, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. In July, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evora, Obidos, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Cabo Espichel
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Speed Boats Tours
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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 6th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Praia do Beliche, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Amoreira, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arrifana Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Luz.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sagres trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia da Luz
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Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, then stroll through Praia da Coelha, and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Falesia Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

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

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Faro.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

2
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Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Arc of Repouso, contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Faro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, then admire the striking features of Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Faro trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Albufeira to Faro by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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