44 days in Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

44 days in Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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44 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
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Guimaraes, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Viseu, Portugal
— 4 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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

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 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Alfama ©
Alfama
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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. Get out of town with these interesting Nazare side-trips: Obidos (Obidos Village, Sao Tiago Church, & more), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) 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 Forte de Sao Miguel, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nazare trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

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

4
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, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner .

Drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 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. You will leave for Porto on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Porto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
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: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Braga (Bom Jesus do Monte & Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montanha- Parque da Penha.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes road trip site .

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Braga, Santuario de Santa Luzia
Highlights from your plan
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

4
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. Take a break from Viseu with a short trip to Serra da Estrela in Serra da Estrela, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu, stroll through Ecopista do Dao, make a trip to Painel de Azulejos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Grao Vasco.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Viseu trip planner .

Getting from Guimaraes to Viseu by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Viseu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Serra da Estrela
Highlights from your plan
Ecopista do Dao ©
Ecopista do Dao
Serra da Estrela ©
Serra da Estrela
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

4
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Castelo de Marvao (in Marvao) and Monsaraz Castle and Walls (in Monsaraz). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), examine the collection at Museu de Evora, and explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Evora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Viseu to Evora takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castelo de Marvao, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mediterranean Steps.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Evora to Gibraltar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evora to Gibraltar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evora in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gibraltar, with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Portimao on the 30th (Thu).

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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ponta Da Piedale in Lagos (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 5th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tic Tac Bike Tour, head outdoors with Paradis Plage Portimao, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and do some two-wheel cruising with AlgarveXplorers.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portimao travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Gibraltar to Portimao by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ponta Da Piedale
Highlights from your plan
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Distillery Tours

3
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: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museu Colecao Berardo, and snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portimao in May, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

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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