12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. Traveling from Toronto in March, you will find days in Porto are much hotter (18°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Monte de Sao Bartolomeu in Nazare (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia.

Plan my day in Coimbra using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games

Side Trip

Monte de Sao Bartolomeu
Highlights from your plan
Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia ©
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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