11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Olhao
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto

1
day
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at Canastra.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Olhao sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Olhao is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Olhao. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Olhao are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Olhao

Shopping

Side Trip

Canastra
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Canastra ©
Canastra

3
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.
Visiting Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Falesia Beach and Carvalho Beach. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Rocha Surf Shop (in Praia da Rocha) and Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Olhao to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Carvalho Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Rossio Square and Museu Calouste Gulbenkianfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, examine the collection at Museum of National Republican Guard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip website.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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