43 days in Portugal Itinerary

43 days in Portugal Itinerary

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43 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tavira
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Evora
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Coimbra
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
6
Porto
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira for their historical value. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, shop like a local with Rossio Square, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Lisbon to be warmer, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, National Palace of Queluz, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Saint Vincent and Torre da Aspa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Municipio de Silves and Castelo de Silves. Venture out of the city with trips to Silves (Feira Medieval de Silves, Misericordia Church, & more), Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada (in Albufeira) and Ferragudo (Igreja de Ferragudo & Ponta do Altar Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Golf Santo Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Divino Salvador, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Morgado do Quintao.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lagos sightseeing planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silves, Portimao, Sagres, Albufeira, Ferragudo
Highlights from your plan
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Municipio de Silves ©
Municipio de Silves
Feira Medieval de Silves ©
Feira Medieval de Silves

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Matriz de Quelfes and Fortaleza de Cacela. Get some historical perspective at Precious Time and Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe (in Santa Barbara de Nexe), Alcoutim (Villa Romana do Montinho das Laranjeiras & Castle of Alcoutim) and Roman Ruins of Milreu (in Estoi). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, tee off at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Lagos to Tavira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Tavira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Faro, Olhao, Loule, Vila Nova de Cacela, Alcoutim
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe ©
Igreja de Santa Barbara de Nexe
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

6
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get some historical perspective at Capela dos Ossos and Walls of Evora. Centro Historico de Evora and Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), and step into the grandiose world of Castel of Valongo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Evora route planner.

You can drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tavira in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Evora, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Capela dos Ossos, Monte da Ravasqueira
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

7
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Convent of Christ and Sala dos Capelos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and Chapel of St Michael. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Castelo de Castelo Novo (in Castelo Novo), Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar) and Castle Sortelha (in Sabugal). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Santiago, and admire the architecture and history at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Evora to Coimbra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Coimbra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Historic Village of Monsanto, Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

8
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 Palacio da Bolsa for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Felgueiras to see Quinta Da Lixa about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get advice or help at Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim, and enjoy the sea views from Farolim de Felgueiras.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto trip site .

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Quinta Da Lixa, Praia de Miramar
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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