20 days in Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Belmonte
— 2 nights
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Arouca
— 1 day
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Nazare
— 2 nights
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Faro
— 3 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Sintra
— 2 nights

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Lisbon. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Belmonte.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Must see
Lisbon Oceanarium
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Belém Tower
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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

2
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Belmonte

Belmonte ©
Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja De Santiago E Panteao Dos Cabrais, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Belmonte, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Pedro Alvares Cabral, then see the interesting displays at Museu Judaico de Belmonte, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu de Arte E Cultura, pause for some photo ops at Senhora da Boa Estrela, don't miss a visit to Torre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga de Belmonte.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Belmonte trip builder tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Belmonte by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arouca.

Things to do in Belmonte

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Arouca

Arouca ©
Arouca is a town and a municipality in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, Norte Region, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get great views at Passadicos do Paiva, examine the collection at CIGC- Centro de Interpretacao Geologica de Canelas-Arouca, and then walk around Arouca Geopark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arouca tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Belmonte to Arouca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Arouca

Parks · Museums
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Porto

Unvanquished City

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 26th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

Traveling by car from Arouca to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Civic Center
Palacio da Bolsa
4.3

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Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, then make a trip to Obidos Village, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nazare holiday maker app.

You can drive from Porto to Nazare in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Faro

Faro ©

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 30th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galeria Municipal Trem, pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Faro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Faro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Nazare in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Faro, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Island
Tavira Island
4.4

3
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Lagos

Lagos ©

Jewel of the Algarve

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 Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Fortaleza de Sagres). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and take in the waterfront activity at Praia do Porto de Mos.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Pier / Boardwalk
Alvor Boardwalk
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Lighthouse
Cape Saint Vincent
4.4

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and finally steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, and then look for gifts at Maria Madrugas.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sintra online day trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Sintra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Castle
Park and National Palace of Pena
4.3

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