22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Calgary

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdadefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon holiday maker .

Calgary, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Calgary - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Barranco das Canas Beach (in Portimao), Praia do Amado (in Aljezur) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Vale Dos Homens, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, and stop by Atelier Daniela Costa.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Albufeira are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Atelier Daniela Costa, Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Ingrina, then kick back and relax at Telheiro Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sagres road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Sagres are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sagres

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vila do Bispo
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Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia da Ingrina ©
Praia da Ingrina

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Head to Gente da Minha Terra and Mercado Municipal de Evorafor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Capela dos Ossos and Cromeleque dos Almendres are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora, and make a trip to Walls of Evora.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Evora tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sagres in September: highs in Evora hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Arraiolos
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu da Santa Casa da Misericordia de Coimbra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convent of Christ and Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra). Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and don't miss a visit to Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Shop till you drop at Belomonte 20 and The Portuguese Cock. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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