8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Jardim Zoologico. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

3
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Zoomarine Algarve and Praia Da Rocha. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Pro Putting Garden) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Olhao). There's more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Albufeira online route maker .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Praia Da Rocha
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Praia do Carneiro, get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Porto travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Porto is slightly colder than Albufeira - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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