22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alfama and Jeronimos Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

5
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Relax by the water at Praia Da Rocha and Falesia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Amoreira. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil), Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira) and Praia do Amado (in Aljezur). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha and stroll through Praia Gale.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Aljezur, Praia da Marinha, Praia Vale Dos Homens
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

5
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cabanas de Tavira beach and Caramelo beach. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Monte Gordo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo (in Alcoutim) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Verde, contemplate the long history of Fort of Cacela, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, and stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours.

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Getting from Lagos to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Praia Verde, Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo, Praia de Monte Gordo, Praia da Alagoa
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Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club

6
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.
Relax by the water at Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. When in Porto, make a side trip to see Mindelo Beach in Mindelo, approximately 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Homem do Leme, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Tavira to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tavira in August, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mindelo Beach
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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