19 days in Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Portugal Itinerary

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19 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Aveiro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Bussaco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Coimbra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Batalha
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Alcobaca
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Obidos
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
10
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Lisbon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
12
Sintra
— 1 night
train:  45​min
13
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
14
Cascais
— 1 day
train:  45​min
15
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Trindade, admire the landmark architecture of Porto City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, then admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Grilos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos, then step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Ildefonso.

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Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos, Paco dos Condes de Barcelos
Highlights from your plan
Igreja da Trindade ©
Igreja da Trindade
Paco dos Condes de Barcelos ©
Paco dos Condes de Barcelos

few
hours
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Nova, and then examine the collection at Oficina do Doce.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aveiro trip planning website .

You can take a train from Porto to Aveiro in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bussaco.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu de Arte Nova ©
Museu de Arte Nova
Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro ©

1
night
Bussaco

Bussaco
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bussaco tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Aveiro to Bussaco by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will leave for Coimbra on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Bussaco

Historic Sites

1
day
Coimbra

Coimbra
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bussaco to Coimbra takes an hour. September in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Batalha on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Nazare

Nazare
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. To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare itinerary planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Nazare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Batalha.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Tours Parks

few
hours
Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Batalha online tour builder .

Getting from Coimbra to Batalha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Nazare.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shrine of Senhor Jesus dos Milagres
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Senhor Jesus dos Milagres ©

1
night
Nazare

Nazare ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nazare trip maker .

You can drive from Batalha to Nazare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ermida da Memoria ©
Ermida da Memoria

few
hours
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz, then examine the collection at Museu Monografico do Barrio, then steep yourself in history at Castle of Alcobaca, and finally do a tasting at Quinta dos Capuchos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alcobaca online trip itinerary builder .

Alcobaca is just a stone's throw from Nazare. In September, daily temperatures in Alcobaca can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Alcobaca ©
Castle of Alcobaca
Quinta dos Capuchos ©
Quinta dos Capuchos

few
hours
Obidos

Obidos
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Obidos online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Alcobaca to Obidos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites

3
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de Nazare, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Praia Salir do Porto, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nazare attractions site .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Nazare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel, Praia Salir do Porto
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel ©
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso ©
Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso
Miradouro do Suberco ©
Miradouro do Suberco

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Miradouro das Portas do Sol, take some stellar pictures from Mirante Belvedere, do Arco da Rua Augusta, then admire the landmark architecture of Museu do Dinheiro, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio dos Prazeres, and finally examine the collection at Mae de Agua Lisbon Aqueduct and Water Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu do Oriente and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Nazare to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Dinheiro ©
Museu do Dinheiro
Cemiterio dos Prazeres ©
Cemiterio dos Prazeres
Museu do Oriente ©
Museu do Oriente

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Sintra tour itinerary planner .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aldeia Da Mata Pequena
Highlights from your plan
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla
Santuário da Peninha ©
Santuário da Peninha
Museu do Ar - Sintra ©
Museu do Ar - Sintra

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Get some cultural insight at Castelo de Sesimbra and Castelo de Palmela. Appreciate the collections at A Cerca and Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Evora (Aqueduto da Agua de Prata & Walls of Evora). See even more of Lisbon: explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Belem, contemplate the long history of Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, get engrossed in the history at Museu Do Aljube, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning website .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Evora, A Cerca, Castelo de Sesimbra, Castelo de Palmela
Highlights from your plan
Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu ©
Castelo de Sesimbra ©
Castelo de Sesimbra
Walls of Evora ©
Walls of Evora

1
day
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, then stroll through Praia da Rainha, and then don't miss a visit to Palacio do Marques de Pombal.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cascais online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Cascais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Palacio do Marques de Pombal
Highlights from your plan
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum ©
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum
Palacio do Marques de Pombal ©
Palacio do Marques de Pombal

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Benfica - Cosme Damiao, examine the collection at Carris Museum, and then examine the collection at Electricity Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museu Militar de Lisboa, explore the ancient world of Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Marioneta, and finally get great views at Amoreiras 360 Panoramic View.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker app .

You can take a train from Cascais to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museu Benfica - Cosme Damiao ©
Museu Benfica - Cosme Damiao
Carris Museum ©
Carris Museum
Electricity Museum ©
Electricity Museum

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