37 days in Portugal Itinerary

37 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Obidos
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Faro
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto day trip site.

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Porto is 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ottawa in January: high temperatures in Porto hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and get curious at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coimbra trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Room Escape Games
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

4
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Obidos: Nazare (Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, Municipal Library of Nazareth, &more) and Ascensor do Outeiro (in Sao Martinho do Porto). The adventure continues: make a trip to Obidos Village, see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, pick up some local products at Mercado Biologico de Obidos, and find something for the whole family at Vila Natal.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Obidos are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nazare, Ascensor do Outeiro
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Vila Natal ©
Vila Natal
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

You can plan Lisbon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a bus from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), and have fun at Piscinas Municipais de Evora.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Evora visit planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in February, Evora is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Ruinas Fingidas ©
Ruinas Fingidas
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora) ©
Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora)

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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Morgado do Quintao (in Lagoa), Mr Frutas (in Silves) and Sagres (Pura Vida & Cape Saint Vincent). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, look for gifts at Nandi Charity Shop, get outside with Blue Shark, and admire the striking features of Convent de Sao Jose.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Evora in February since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Portimao, Vila do Bispo, Lagoa, Sagres, Pontal da Carrapateira
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Tic Tac Bike Tour ©
Tic Tac Bike Tour
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers

5
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Tavira (Jardim do Coreto & Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo). There's much more to do: explore by horseback at Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, step off the mainland to explore Santa Maria Cape Island, identify plant and animal life at Hidroespaco, and take in the local highlights with Precious Time.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Faro travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Faro are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Almancil, Estoi, Tavira, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Precious Time ©
Precious Time
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
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