48 days in Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

48 days in Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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48 days in Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazare, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Guimaraes, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Viseu, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Evora, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Portimao, Portugal
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Nazare, Portugal

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Obidos (Obidos Village & Castelo de Óbidos) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nazare trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

3
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step out of Coimbra to go to Tomar and see Convent of Christ, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

6
nights
Porto, Portugal

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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get advice or help at Livraria Lello, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner .

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Porto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Guimaraes side-trips: Braga (Bom Jesus do Monte & Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte), Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, look for gifts at Alma Portuguesa, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Guimaraes trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Viseu.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Braga, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Ponte Romana
Highlights from your plan
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

3
nights
Viseu, Portugal

Viseu ©
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. On the 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Third of San Francisco and then make a trip to Painel de Azulejos. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Palacio do Gelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Viseu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Grao Vasco.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Viseu trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Guimaraes to Viseu in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu
Ecopista do Dao ©
Ecopista do Dao
Church of the Third of San Francisco ©

4
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Ponte romana sobre a ribeira de Monforte (in Monforte), Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, and examine the collection at Museu de Evora.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora trip planning app .

Getting from Viseu to Evora by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Ponte romana sobre a ribeira de Monforte, Castelo de Marvao, Rota Vicentina
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Gibraltar is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, admire the natural beauty at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and identify plant and animal life at Apes Den.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gibraltar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Evora to Gibraltar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Evora to Gibraltar is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gibraltar when traveling from Evora in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

10
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Get out of town with these interesting Portimao side-trips: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy some diversion at Algarve Racing, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and gear up at Tic Tac Bike Tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portimao online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Portimao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gibraltar to Portimao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Ponta Da Piedale, Pescadores Beach, Marina de Vilamoura
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Distillery Tours

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Step out of Lisbon to go to Colares and see Cabo da Roca, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Enjoy Lisbon some more: take a memorable tour with Tours, wander the streets of Chiado, stop by Forms, and admire the natural beauty at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour app .

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in May, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museu Colecao Berardo ©
Museu Colecao Berardo
Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©
Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara

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