27 days in Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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27 days in Portugal Itinerary

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

5
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.
Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos for their historical value. Visit Praia da Luz and Praia de Miramar for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Quinta Santa Eufemia (in Lamego) and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes (in Vale de Cambra). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Museu Serralves, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa.

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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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in November: high temperatures in Porto hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, Quinta Santa Eufemia
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Miramar ©
Praia de Miramar
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Museu da Santa Casa da Misericordia de Coimbra. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Fluvial de Loriga and Praia da Costa Nova. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Ria de Aveiro (in Aveiro). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu da Ciencia, take an in-depth tour of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

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Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Coimbra are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Praia da Costa Nova, Praia Fluvial de Loriga, Ria de Aveiro, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©

2
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to O Sitio, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then see the interesting displays at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazare trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Cerro da Vila and Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cabanas de Tavira beach and Tavira Island. Step out of Tavira to go to Faro and see Old Town Faro, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Palacio da Galeria, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Monte Gordo, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Zea.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tavira day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Tavira takes 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 November since evenings lows in Tavira dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Olhao, Praia de Monte Gordo, Cerro da Vila, Old Town Faro
Highlights from your plan
Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu de Portimao and Corte-Real Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Saint Vincent and Studio Bongard. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Museu Pintor Jose Cercas (in Aljezur). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, see the interesting displays at Malcolm Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Leonel Telo- ceramica-.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip builder tool .

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Albufeira, Monchique, Portimao, Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, Olaria Pequena
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Sintra (Praia da ursa, Quinta da Regaleira, & more) and Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in December, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia de Carcavelos, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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