12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  14​h
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Braga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Faro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon holiday planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Winnipeg to Lisbon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in February, expect Lisbon to be much hotter, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like FC Porto Museum and Quinta dos Corvos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de Lamego in Lamego (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Lamego
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's

1
night
Braga

Braga
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Braga itinerary builder .

You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in February, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toCoimbra.

Things to do in Braga

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the history at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St Michael.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coimbra day trip planning tool .

Getting from Braga to Coimbra by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Coimbra sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova ©
Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Torre da Universidade de Coimbra ©
Torre da Universidade de Coimbra

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally savor the flavors at Monte da Ravasqueira.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Evora road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Evora are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Monte da Ravasqueira
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

1
night
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro.

Plan trip to Faro with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Evora to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Evora in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Faro, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Bairro Alto, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rua Augusta.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning app .

You can drive from Faro to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Rua Augusta ©
Rua Augusta
Museu de Marinha ©
Museu de Marinha

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