18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 5 nights
+3
train + foot + shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Praia Fluvial de Loriga. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: The Douro Valley (in Pinhao) and Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura (in Peso Da Regua). Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and walk around Parque da Cidade do Porto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto road trip planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Porto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Porto is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in December, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Praia Fluvial de Loriga, Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, The Douro Valley, Room Escape Games
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Room Escape Games
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Cabo da Roca, Baleal Beach, Convent of Christ, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Baleal Beach
Baleal Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta Da Piedale and Praia Dona Ana. Go for a jaunt from Lagos to Benagil to see Algar de Benagil about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, head outdoors with Praia do Pinhao, play a few rounds at Espiche Golf, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Lagos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Lagos are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Algar de Benagil
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Scuba & Snorkeling

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