24 days in Portugal Itinerary

24 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Condeixa-a-Nova
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Sintra
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
9
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Odeceixe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Sagres
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, explore the world behind art at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, and finally see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to She Changes (The Anemone), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara).

To find photos and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, Porto is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Prisao Academica, steep yourself in history at Sala dos Capelos, then contemplate the long history of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Bartolomew, then explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga, and finally engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip site.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Condeixa-a-Nova.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga
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Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos
Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga ©
Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga
Church of Saint Bartolomew ©
Church of Saint Bartolomew

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Condeixa-a-Nova

Condeixa-a-Nova ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Museu Fernando Namora and then get engrossed in the history at Museu PO.RO.S. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Cardal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Osso da Baleia Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Condeixa-a-Nova day trip planner.

Condeixa-a-Nova is very close to Coimbra. In October in Condeixa-a-Nova, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fatima.

Things to do in Condeixa-a-Nova

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pombal, Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal, Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha
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Osso da Baleia Beach ©
Osso da Baleia Beach
Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal ©
Museu da Villa Romana do Rabacal
Museu PO.RO.S ©
Museu PO.RO.S

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, then make a trip to Casa De Lucia, and then make a trip to Casa-Museu de Aljustrel. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos, examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museu do Santuário de Fátima, examine the collection at Wax Museum of Fátima, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Ferroviario, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Almourol.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fatima using our trip planner.

You can drive from Condeixa-a-Nova to Fatima in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casa-Museu de Aljustrel, Castelo de Almourol, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
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Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Museu Nacional Ferroviario ©
Museu Nacional Ferroviario
Castelo de Almourol ©
Castelo de Almourol

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nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, then delve into the distant past at Termas Romanas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Mamede, and finally see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Evora trip planning website.

Getting from Fatima to Evora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Evora sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Igreja da Misericordia ©
Igreja da Misericordia
Igreja de Sao Mamede ©
Igreja de Sao Mamede
Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, then stroll through Tres Castelos Beach, then kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Alvor. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Praia Grande, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Canavial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos day trip planner.

You can drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia Grande
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Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Rocha Baixinha, then kick back and relax at Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castelo Beach. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Aveiros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), then stroll through Praia do Peneco, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inatel Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lagos to Albufeira by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Praia da Rocha Baixinha ©
Praia da Rocha Baixinha
Praia dos Aveiros ©
Praia dos Aveiros
Castelo Beach ©
Castelo Beach

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nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, steep yourself in history at Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Areia Branca, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Museu do Ar - Sintra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Capuchos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Sintra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sintra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Convent of the Capuchos, Praia do Tamariz, Praia da Areia Branca, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, see the interesting displays at Electricity Museum, then see the interesting displays at Carris Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio dos Prazeres, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then do a tasting at The Best Portugal, then admire the striking features of Museu do Dinheiro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Do Aljube.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planner.

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Costa de Caparica ©
Costa de Caparica
Palacio de Belem ©
Palacio de Belem
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal

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nights
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Visit Praia Vale Dos Homens and Praia da Samoqueira for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Atelier Vincent and Museu Pintor Jose Cercas. Change things up with these side-trips from Odeceixe: Vila Nova de Milfontes (Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes, Franquia Beach, &more), Sines Museum (in Sines) and Castelo de Santiago do Cacem (in Santiago do Cacem). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia do Amado, contemplate the long history of Alferce, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church, and look for gifts at Loja do Mel e do Medronho.

Find out how to plan Odeceixe trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Lisbon to Odeceixe in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Odeceixe are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Monchique, Aljezur, Atelier Vincent, Sines Museum
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Praia do Amado ©
Praia do Amado
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem ©
Castelo de Santiago do Cacem

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Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, then stroll through Praia do Zavial, then kick back and relax at Mareta Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Praia do Castelejo, learn more about the world around you at Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, then kick back and relax at Praia da Ingrina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres online day trip planner.

Getting from Odeceixe to Sagres by car takes about an hour. In November in Sagres, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira
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Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Ingrina ©
Praia da Ingrina

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