17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Funchal, Madeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, walk around Parque da Cidade do Porto, and take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in October; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Bridge Climb ©
Porto Bridge Climb

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Da Rocha and Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, stop by Casa do "Vo" Serafim, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Portimao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portimao when traveling from Porto in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Giraldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and finally admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora road trip planning website .

You can drive from Portimao to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in November, plan for little chillier nights in Evora, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convent of Christ and Arco do Triunfo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rossio Square, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon planning site .

You can drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, get great views at Cabo Girao, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Funchal trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in November, with highs in Funchal at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cabo Girao
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boca do Inferno Viewpoint and Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoas Empadadas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ponta Delgada trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Funchal in November: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria ©
Ponta da Ferraria Ferraria
Photography Tours

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