19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

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Porto
— 4 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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Nazare
— 2 nights
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Sagres
— 1 night
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Porto

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planning website.

Calgary, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Porto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Porto, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and admire the architecture and history at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra travel route planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Nazare

— 2 nights
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 7th (Tue): play a few rounds at Praia d'el Rey Golf Course, then explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos, and then make a trip to Obidos Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then don't miss a visit to O Sitio, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare trip builder site.

Drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Sagres

— 1 night

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Praia da Cordoama, then see some colorful creatures with Divers Cape, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sagres day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Sagres takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nazare in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sagres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Albufeira

— 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta da Piedade). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sat) at Aquashow Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, look for gifts at By Nature, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a Albufeira trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Albufeira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker app.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.