21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h
1
Porto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nazare
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Carneiro and Rio Douro. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Homem do Leme, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

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Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and University of Coimbra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Penedo da Saudade. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to O Sitio, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Obidos Village and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Nazare, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Obidos
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

2
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Take a break from the city and head to Cabanas de Tavira beach and Praia da Alagoa. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Monte Gordo and Praia do Barril. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Verde, head off the coast to Tavira Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura, and admire the sheer force of Pego do Inferno.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tavira trip builder app .

Drive from Nazare to Tavira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nazare in September since evenings lows in Tavira dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Verde, Praia da Alagoa, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Marinha and Praia do Camilo. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Albufeira), Castelo de Silves (in Silves) and Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Falesia Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia and take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagos route builder .

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Praia Da Rocha, Castelo de Silves, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Colecao Berardo. Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Alfama, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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