22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Coimbra
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Alvor (Church of Misericordia of Alvor & Praia dos Tres Irmaos). There's much more to do: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Algarve, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira tour itinerary site .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagoa, Ponta Da Piedale, Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aljezur (Praia do Amado, Horseback Riding Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach, steep yourself in history at Ponta do Castelo, and don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sagres online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Sagres, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Ponta do Castelo
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Nazare (Mercado Municipal de Nazare, O Sitio, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, trek along Choupal National Forest, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sagres to Coimbra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Coimbra when traveling from Sagres in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazare, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

5
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto day trip planning site .

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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