10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the exciting artwork at Belomonte 20, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Casa-Museu Marta Ortigao Sampaio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary tool .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres. For shopping fun, head to Corte-Real Gallery or Canastra. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, Ponta Da Piedale, & more), Castelo de Silves (in Silves) and Museu de Portimao (in Portimao). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cerro da Vila, don't miss a visit to Jardim Dos Amuadas, examine the collection at Museu do Traje, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira trip tool .

Getting from Porto to Albufeira by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in September since evenings lows in Albufeira dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lagos, Sagres, Igreja Matriz de Quelfes, Jardim Dos Amuadas, Castelo de Silves
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, then get a new perspective on nature at Monte Palace Museum, and then shop like a local with Caravel Art Center.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Funchal trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Museums
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Monte Palace Museum ©
Monte Palace Museum
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

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