17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h
End: Kelowna

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Porto to Braga to see Bom Jesus do Monte about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll around Museu Serralves, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online tour itinerary planner .

Kelowna, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bom Jesus do Monte
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, Miradouro do Suberco, & more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, and contemplate the long history of Pegoes Aqueduct.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip builder .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Aqueduto dos Pegoes
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, then make a trip to Praca do Giraldo, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Walls of Evora, take in the architecture and design of University of Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Evora route builder site .

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Evora are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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