57 days in Portugal Itinerary

57 days in Portugal Itinerary

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57 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Obidos
— 7 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Lisbon
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Evora
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lagos
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tavira
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
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, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Porto is 8 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

7
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, hike along Choupal National Forest, and steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra journey planner.

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

7
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore Obidos' surroundings by going to Nazare (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ermida da Memoria, & more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Obidos Village, tee off at Royal Obidos Golf Course, explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Obidos trip planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Obidos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
West Cliffs Golf Course ©
West Cliffs Golf Course
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Lagoa de Obidos ©
Lagoa de Obidos

9
nights
Lisbon

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 (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Alfama ©
Alfama

8
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Go for a jaunt from Evora to Santiago do Cacem to see Rota Vicentina about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Evora, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and have fun at Piscinas Municipais de Evora.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora trip planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Rota Vicentina, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa), Praia da Rocha (Praia Da Rocha & Casa do "Vo" Serafim) and Igreja de Ferragudo (in Ferragudo). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos route planning site .

Getting from Evora to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Evora in November, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Algarve, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

8
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tavira: Trafal Beach (in Quarteira), Igreja Matriz de Quelfes (in Quelfes) and Faro (Old Town Faro, Igreja do Carmo, & more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira beach, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Monte Gordo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tavira day trip planning app .

You can drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Faro, Olhao, Loule, Canastra, Mercado Municipal de Castro Marim
Highlights from your plan
Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Cape St. Mary ©
Cape St. Mary

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