15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Evora
— 2 nights
4
Portimao
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Capela das Almas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Garrafeira do Carmo. Venture out of the city with trips to Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto online travel planner .

Montreal, Canada to Porto is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, shop like a local with Chiado, and ponder the world of politics at Assembleia da Republica.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, and finally contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museu de Evora, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, delve into the distant past at Termas Romanas, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Evora travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

5
nights
Portimao

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.
Get some historical perspective at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Shop till you drop at Falesia Beach and Praia do Carvalho. Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Albufeira (Praia do Peneco & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera). The adventure continues: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, kick back and relax at Praia Gale, and stop by Rocha Surf Shop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portimao vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Evora to Portimao in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Evora in September: highs in Portimao hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagos, Praia do Carvalho, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Pescadores Beach
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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