16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Batalha
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Odeceixe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Aljezur
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Relax by the water at Praia da Luz and Praia de Lavadores. Popular historic sites such as Capela das Almas and Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Molhe.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Batalha.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Castelo do Queijo ©
Praia do Castelo do Queijo
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

4
nights
Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Batalha Monastery and Igreja Matriz da Batalha. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capelas Imperfeitas and Ponte da Boutaca. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha, get your game on at Euroindy, look for gifts at Casa Trovao, and don't miss a visit to Capela de Sao Jorge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Batalha attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Porto to Batalha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Batalha are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off toAlbufeira.

Things to do in Batalha

Outdoors Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Igreja Matriz da Batalha ©
Igreja Matriz da Batalha
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia dos Aveiros, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Alemaes, then take in the exciting artwork at Corte-Real Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Ana Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), take some stellar pictures from Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco, then kick back and relax at Praia do Evaristo, and finally kick back and relax at Castelo Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Batalha to Albufeira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Batalha in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albufeira, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Aveiros ©
Praia dos Aveiros
Castelo Beach ©
Castelo Beach
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco

1
night
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. On the 27th (Sun), stroll through Praia da Samoqueira, then shop like a local with Atelier Vincent, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol de Milfontes, and finally kick back and relax at Franquia Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Patacho and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Odeceixe itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Odeceixe takes 1.5 hours. October in Odeceixe sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Praia da Samoqueira, Atelier Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Farol de Milfontes ©
Farol de Milfontes

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On your second day here, kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Belem Church, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio dos Prazeres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, and finally learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker app .

You can drive from Odeceixe to Lisbon in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Aljezur.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Belem Church ©
Santa Maria de Belem Church
Palacio de Belem ©
Palacio de Belem
Costa de Caparica ©
Costa de Caparica

3
nights
Aljezur

Aljezur ©
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pontal da Carrapateira, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, then steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Ingrina, and finally stroll through Praia do Zavial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, enjoy the sand and surf at Vale Figueiras Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia do Amado, and finally examine the collection at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aljezur trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Aljezur takes 3 hours. October in Aljezur sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aljezur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Igreja da Misericordia de Monchique, Ponta do Castelo
Highlights from your plan
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca ©
Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe ©
Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe

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