14 days in Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Dona Ana and Molhe Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Carvoeiro Beach (in Carvoeiro). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Lagos is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Lagos is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Lagos at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Molhe Beach, Pescadores Beach, Cape Saint Vincent, Church of Misericordia of Alvor
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Canastra, stroll through Praia do Barril, and then kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ria Formosa, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tavira tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Tavira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Canastra, Ria Formosa, Old Town Faro
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and finally don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Evora online journey builder .

Drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tavira in September, expect nights in Evora to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Rua Augusta, take in the exciting artwork at A Arte da Terra, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker app .

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Evora, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and then explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Funchal route maker site .

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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