23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Funchal, Madeira
— 5 nights
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Nazare
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Portimao
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Madeira — 5 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Visiting Safaris and Laurissilva Forest will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Girao, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal road trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Funchal is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Funchal. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in April: highs in Funchal hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nazare.
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Nazare — 3 nights

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. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Nazare and Praia do Norte. Take a break from the city and head to Praia d'el Rey Golf Course and Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Nazare: Peniche (Miradouro da Cruz dos Remedios & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Royal Obidos Golf Course (in Obidos). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco and pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Nazare takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nazare, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Parque Natural da Arrabida and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portimao.
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Portimao — 5 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Praia da Falesia and Praia do Camilo. Get in touch with nature at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia da Marinha. Get out of town with these interesting Portimao side-trips: Falesia Horse Riding Albufeira (in Olhos de Agua), Natura Algarve (in Olhao) and Algarve (in Silves). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, stroll through Pescadores Beach, hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, and kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portimao online journey planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Get outdoors at i-Dive Spirit and Douro River. Your inner history buff will appreciate Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Igreja Paroquial do Senhor Bom Jesus de Matosinhos. Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portimao to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, Porto is a bit cooler than Portimao - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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