24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

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24 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Condeixa-a-Nova
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Sintra
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
9
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Odeceixe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Sagres
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, and finally see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to She Changes (The Anemone), then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto driving holiday planning website .

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. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, admire the striking features of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Prisao Academica, then steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, then examine the collection at Museu da Santa Casa da Misericordia de Coimbra, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: stop by Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Bartolomew, then delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga, and finally get curious at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel route builder website .

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Condeixa-a-Nova.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga
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Misericordia de Coimbra Museum ©
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum
Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga ©
Church of Saint Bartolomew ©
Church of Saint Bartolomew

2
nights
Condeixa-a-Nova

Condeixa-a-Nova ©
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Casa Museu Fernando Namora and then get engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Cardal, then stroll through Osso da Baleia Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Condeixa-a-Nova road trip tool .

Condeixa-a-Nova is just a stone's throw from Coimbra. In October, daily temperatures in Condeixa-a-Nova can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Fatima.

Things to do in Condeixa-a-Nova

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pombal, Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal
Highlights from your plan
Osso da Baleia Beach ©
Osso da Baleia Beach
Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal ©
Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal
Museu PO.RO.S ©
Museu PO.RO.S

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, then don't miss a visit to Casa De Lucia, then don't miss a visit to Casa-Museu de Aljustrel, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Moeda Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, see the interesting displays at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuario de Fatima, see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional Ferroviario, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Almourol.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima journey maker app .

You can drive from Condeixa-a-Nova to Fatima in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Fatima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castle of Almourol, Casa-Museu de Aljustrel, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
Highlights from your plan
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Museu Nacional Ferroviario ©
Museu Nacional Ferroviario
Museu do Santuário de Fátima ©
Museu do Santuário de Fátima

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, examine the collection at Megalithica Ebora, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, then explore the ancient world of Termas Romanas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Fatima to Evora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Canavial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia Grande
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia da Rocha Baixinha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castelo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia dos Aveiros, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Peneco, and finally kick back and relax at Inatel Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Rocha Baixinha ©
Praia da Rocha Baixinha
Castelo Beach ©
Castelo Beach
Praia dos Aveiros ©
Praia dos Aveiros

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, steep yourself in history at Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Areia Branca, and finally cool off at Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Museu do Ar - Sintra, then contemplate the long history of Convent of the Capuchos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sintra tour planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sintra in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Areia Branca, Convent of the Capuchos, Praia do Tamariz, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, see the interesting displays at Electricity Museum, then see the interesting displays at Carris Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio dos Prazeres, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, then admire the striking features of Museu do Dinheiro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Do Aljube.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour site .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Costa de Caparica ©
Costa de Caparica
Palacio de Belem ©
Palacio de Belem
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal

3
nights
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Appreciate the collections at Atelier Vincent and Museu Pintor Jose Cercas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Vale Dos Homens and Praia do Amado. Get out of town with these interesting Odeceixe side-trips: Sines Museum (in Sines), Vila Nova de Milfontes (Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes, Franquia Beach, & more) and Praia da Samoqueira (in Porto Covo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Santiago do Cacem, stop by Loja do Mel e do Medronho, contemplate the long history of Alferce, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Monchique.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Odeceixe tour planner .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Odeceixe takes 3 hours. In November in Odeceixe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monchique, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Aljezur, Atelier Vincent, Praia da Samoqueira
Highlights from your plan
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem ©
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem
Museu Pintor Jose Cercas ©
Museu Pintor Jose Cercas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Praia da Cordoama, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Zavial, then kick back and relax at Mareta Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Praia do Castelejo, get a new perspective on nature at Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, then stroll through Praia da Ingrina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sagres online trip builder .

You can drive from Odeceixe to Sagres in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira
Highlights from your plan
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Ingrina ©
Praia da Ingrina

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