16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Carneiro and Praia do Homem do Leme. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and kick back and relax at Praia de Lavadores.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto road trip site .

Montreal, Canada to Porto is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in October, expect Porto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Misericordia Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio) and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Algarve (in Silves) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Boneca, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lagos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Porto to Lagos in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Porto in October since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Silves, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Cordoama, Odeceixe Beach
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town Faro and Fortaleza de Cacela. Get outdoors at Cabanas de Tavira beach and Praia de Monte Gordo. The adventure continues: stroll through Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tavira.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tavira journey site .

Getting from Lagos to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Tavira sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia de Monte Gordo, Fortaleza de Cacela, Old Town Faro
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Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rota Vicentina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tavira to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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