43 days in Portugal Itinerary

43 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tavira
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Coimbra
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Porto
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, visit Bairro Alto, wander the streets of Chiado, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, National Palace of Queluz, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Municipio de Silves and Misericordia Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferragudo (Igreja de Ferragudo & Ponta do Altar Lighthouse), Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada (in Albufeira) and Silves (Feira Medieval de Silves, Castelo de Silves, &more). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Golf Santo Antonio, do a tasting at Monte da Casteleja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos holiday builder website.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silves, Sagres, Portimao, Ferragudo, Albufeira
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Municipio de Silves ©
Municipio de Silves
Feira Medieval de Silves ©
Feira Medieval de Silves

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes and Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Faro and Castle of Alcoutim. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tavira: Roman Ruins of Milreu (in Estoi), Villa Romana do Montinho das Laranjeiras (in Alcoutim) and Faro (Precious Time, Igreja Da Ordem Terceira De Sao Francisco, &more). The adventure continues: tee off at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Humkara Dzong.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tavira itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Tavira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Faro, Vila Nova de Cacela, Olhao, Loule, Alcoutim
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
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Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Capela dos Ossos and Igreja de Sao Mamede will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Relvas and Dona Dorinda. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and explore the historical opulence of Castel of Valongo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Evora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Tavira in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Monte da Ravasqueira, Capela dos Ossos
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

7
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village of Monsanto and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais. Get some historical perspective at Sala dos Capelos and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Castelo de Castelo Novo (in Castelo Novo), Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, don't miss a visit to Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sister Lucia's Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip maker.

You can drive from Evora to Coimbra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Castelo de Castelo Novo, Historic Village of Monsanto, Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Batalha Monastery
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Igreja dos Carmelitas and Parish Church of São Pedro de Miragaia will appeal to history buffs. When in Porto, make a side trip to see Quinta Da Lixa in Felgueiras, approximately Felgueiras away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, join in the after-dark buzz at Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural, and enjoy the sea views from Farolim de Felgueiras.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto day trip app.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Miramar, Quinta Da Lixa
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 14:
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco

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