8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fatima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lagos
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then enjoy the sea views from Cabo da Roca, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fatima trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fatima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Obidos, Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Evora travel planning app .

You can drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fatima in September, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, then enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Carvoeiro Boardwalk and then stroll through Praia Da Rocha.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falesia Beach, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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