44 days in Portugal Itinerary

44 days in Portugal Itinerary

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44 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fatima
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Evora
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albufeira
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Funchal, Madeira
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

7
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.
You've now added Mercado Bom Sucesso to your itinerary. Head to Palacio da Bolsa and Belomonte 20for plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Bom Jesus do Monte and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, & more), Se de Braga (in Braga) and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porto road trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in March: highs in Porto hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

4
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Monastery of Alcobaca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batalha Monastery and Convent of Christ. Get out of town with these interesting Fatima side-trips: Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Capela Das Aparicoes, and explore the ancient world of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga.

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Traveling by car from Porto to Fatima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomar, Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca, Obidos Village, University of Coimbra
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

7
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Visiting Rota Vicentina and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evora: Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Cromeleque dos Almendres, examine the collection at Museu de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, and steep yourself in history at Walls of Evora.

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Traveling by car from Fatima to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Evora sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arraiolos, Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Rota Vicentina, Castelo de Marvao
Highlights from your plan
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

7
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Popular historic sites such as Cape Saint Vincent and Old Town Faro are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Vau Beach (in Portimao), Faro Cathedral (in Faro) and Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale, Praia do Camilo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, walk around Ria Formosa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albufeira when traveling from Evora in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Faro, Carvoeiro, Portimao, Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castelo dos Mouros and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Farol do cabo da Roca, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida da Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

6
nights
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Popular historic sites such as Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte are in your itinerary. Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal and Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Funchal, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Madeira, Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Highlights from your plan
Blandy's Wine Lodge ©
Blandy's Wine Lodge
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Caldeira das Furnas, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Portas da Cidade, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and stroll through Priolo Environmental Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Funchal in May, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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