30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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30 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Evora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Coimbra
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
6
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Caramelo Beach Club (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio), Trafal Beach (in Quarteira) and Tavira (Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, Tavira Island, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape St. Mary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, stroll around Ria Formosa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Faro vacation builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Faro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In September, Faro is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Trafal Beach, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, Caramelo Beach Club
Highlights from your plan
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia da Terra Estreita ©
Praia da Terra Estreita

5
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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Algarve (in Silves), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lagos online journey planner .

Getting from Faro to Lagos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Praia da Cordoama, Praia do Amado
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

4
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, enjoy some diversion at Piscinas Municipais de Evora, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and make a trip to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora day trip planner.

Getting from Lagos to Evora by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Lagos, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon journey maker tool .

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

5
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: Nazare (Ermida da Memoria, Miradouro do Suberco, & more), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choupal National Forest, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip site .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Coimbra are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

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