35 days in Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Portugal Itinerary

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35 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Porto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Obidos
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Evora
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Faro
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Calgary

4
nights
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porto online trip builder.

Calgary, Canada to Porto is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in November, with highs in Porto at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Food Tours

4
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get out of town with these interesting Obidos side-trips: Nazare (Forte de Sao Miguel, O Sitio, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, look for gifts at Olaria S. Pedro, and examine the collection at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Obidos tour site.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
O Sitio
O Sitio

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, &more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Obidos to Lisbon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, see the interesting displays at Megalithica Ebora, learn about winemaking at Casa Relvas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Evora trip maker.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Algar de Benagil (in Benagil), Lagoa (Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos & Speed Boats Tours) and Carvoeiro Boardwalk (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, head outdoors with Pura Vida, make a trip to Praia da Cordoama, and get out on two wheels at AlgarveXplorers.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in December, Lagos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Lagoa, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Church of St. Anthony
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

5
nights
Faro

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tavira (Tavira Island, Sao Bras Chapel, &more) and Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (in Vila Nova de Cacela). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Ria Formosa, try for a hole-in-one at Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago, and trot along with Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha.

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

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Faro, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Almancil, Canastra, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
Food Tours

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