46 days in Portugal Itinerary

46 days in Portugal Itinerary

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

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Palacio da Bolsa and Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural. Visiting Praia de Lavadores and Praia do Carneiro will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Mindelo Beach, stroll through Praia do Homem do Leme, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

NorteShopping, Mindelo Beach
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

7
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Sala dos Capelos. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu da Ciencia. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Nazare (Praia da Nazare, Praia do Norte, &more) and Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro (in Penacova). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Choupal National Forest, head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro, steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

8
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get in touch with nature at Rota Vicentina and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Aldeia da Terra. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia in Minas do Lousal (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, make a trip to Menhir dos Almendres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

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You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Coimbra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia, Rota Vicentina
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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)

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Take a break from the city and head to Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours and Garrao Nascente Beach. Fortaleza de Cacela and Art & Image Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tavira to go to Altura and see Praia da Alagoa, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Praia da Terra Estreita, kick back and relax at Praia Verde, cool off at Caramelo Beach Club, and stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tavira road trip app.

Traveling by car from Evora to Tavira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Tavira to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Garrao Nascente Beach, Praia Verde, Praia de Monte Gordo, Fortaleza de Cacela, Caramelo Beach Club
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Garrao Nascente Beach ©
Garrao Nascente Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

7
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.
Head to LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativas and Souvenir da Luzfor plenty of shopping. Cape Saint Vincent and Forte de Almádena will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tavira to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Carvalho Beach
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

9
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Avenida da Liberdade and INUTIL arts & craftsfor plenty of shopping. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more), Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal) and Forte de Santa Maria da Arrabida (in Portinho da Arrabida). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation planning app.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Cabo da Roca, Forte de Santa Maria da Arrabida
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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