10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Ermida da Memoria (in Nazare) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Museu do Bonsai, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip site .

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. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca, Ermida da Memoria
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, then don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and then delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Evora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Take a break from the city and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Praia Da Rocha and Cape Saint Vincent. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Lagos (Kayaking & Canoeing & Praia Dona Ana), Ponta do Castelo (in Carrapateira) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira itinerary planner .

Drive from Evora to Albufeira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albufeira when traveling from Evora in May, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Ponta do Castelo
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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