15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Albufeira
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Palacio da Bolsa and Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Carneiro and Praia do Homem do Leme. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, shop like a local with District Offices And Lifestyle, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto travel planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Porto. June in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Pocas
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Pocas ©
Pocas
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros for their historical value. Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Alfama, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Ponta do Castelo. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Amado. Change things up with these side-trips from Sagres: Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil) and Vale Figueiras Beach (in Aljezur). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, and stroll through Bordeira Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sagres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Sagres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Aljezur, Carrapateira, Praia Vale Dos Homens
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Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach

4
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Falesia Beach and Pescadores Beach. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Ria Formosa (in Olhao), Lagos (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lagos, Pescadores Beach, Ria Formosa, Odeceixe Beach, Praia da Marinha
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Speed Boats Tours
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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