16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Largo da Oliveira. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Costa Nova and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Braga (Sameiro Sanctuary & Se de Braga). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, and learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's.

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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. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Braga, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Largo da Oliveira, Praia da Costa Nova, Porto Augusto's
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Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

2
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Forte de Sao Miguel, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, contemplate the long history of Capela Das Aparicoes, then contemplate the long history of Pegoes Aqueduct, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Norte.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nazare vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Porto to Nazare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Capelas Imperfeitas, Capela Das Aparicoes, Pegoes Aqueduct
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Church of Misericordia of Alvor. Relax by the water at Praia Dona Ana and Vau Beach. When in Lagos, make a side trip to see Praia Grande in Ferragudo, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Alvor, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get outside with Pro Putting Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lagos tour planner.

Getting from Nazare to Lagos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Nazare in May, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia Grande
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor

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nights
Funchal, Madeira

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Garajau, trek along Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, and then hike along 25 Fontes Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Funchal online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Funchal takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Lagos, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley of the Nuns, Swim with Dolphins, Praia de Garajau, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, 25 Fontes Falls
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Swim with Dolphins
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miradouro da Graca and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. When traveling from Funchal in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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