10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Fly
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Lisbon
Drive
2
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tomar
Drive
5
Santarem
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sines
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

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 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. In October, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Sintra

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary builder tool.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Porto

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 5th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and see where the action happens at Estadio do Dragao.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto tour planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Tomar

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tomar trip maker.

You can drive from Porto to Tomar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santarem.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites

Santarem

— 1 night
Santarém is a city and municipality located in the district of Santarém in Portugal. On the 6th (Tue), pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de Santarem.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santarem trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tomar to Santarem by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Santarem are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Santarem

Parks · Shopping

Lagos

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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 8th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lagos travel route planning app.

Getting from Santarem to Lagos by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sines.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sines

— 1 night
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha do Pessegueiro, walk around Badoca Safari Park, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sines attractions app.

Getting from Lagos to Sines by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sines

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sines to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.