50 days in Portugal Itinerary

50 days in Portugal Itinerary

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50 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Faro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Odemira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Setubal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Monsaraz
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Beja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Mertola
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Monchique
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Sagres
— 7 nights
Drive:  15 min
11
Vila do Bispo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Silves
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Lagoa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get great views at Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, then see Off-Road Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, make a trip to Comur - Conserveira de Portugal, then head off the coast to Ilha Deserta, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Faro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Faro trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Faro is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Faro to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Odemira.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Ilha Deserta ©
Ilha Deserta
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Odemira

Odemira ©
Odemira is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach and then stroll through Rota Vicentina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mar, head outdoors with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Sardao, and finally don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Odemira travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Faro to Odemira takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Odemira when traveling from Faro in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Setubal.

Things to do in Odemira

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Odeceixe Beach, Cape Sardao
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Rota Vicentina ©
Rota Vicentina
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Farol Cabo Sardão ©
Farol Cabo Sardão

3
nights
Setubal

Setubal ©
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 19th (Sun), head outdoors with Serra da Arrabida, explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Galapinhos. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica, kick back and relax at Figueirinha Beach, then appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, and finally make a trip to Overlooking Lisbon.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Setubal tour itinerary site .

Drive from Odemira to Setubal in 2 hours. April in Setubal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monsaraz.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Almada
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei ©
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
Serra da Arrabida ©
Serra da Arrabida

4
nights
Monsaraz

Monsaraz ©
Monsaraz is a civil parish of the municipality of the Reguengos de Monsaraz, on the right margin of the Guadiana River in Portuguese Alentejo region, near its border with Spain. Explore Monsaraz's surroundings by going to Elvas (Aqueduto Da Amoreira & Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca), Adega Mayor (in Campo Maior) and Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, do a tasting at Herdade do Esporao, don't miss a visit to Cromeleque do Xerez (Monsaraz), and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericórdia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monsaraz travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Setubal to Monsaraz in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Monsaraz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beja.

Things to do in Monsaraz

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Elvas, Adega Mayor, Herdade do Esporao, Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Adega Mayor ©
Adega Mayor
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel

3
nights
Beja

Beja ©
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Take a break from Beja with a short trip to Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia in Minas do Lousal, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Aqueduto de Serpa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal, explore the world behind art at Museu Jorge Vieira/Casa Das Artes, and see the interesting displays at Nucleo Museologico.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beja road trip planning tool .

Getting from Monsaraz to Beja by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Beja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Mertola.

Things to do in Beja

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Serpa, Cella Vinaria Antiqua, Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Aqueduto de Serpa ©
Aqueduto de Serpa
Cella Vinaria Antiqua ©
Cella Vinaria Antiqua

4
nights
Mertola

Mertola ©
Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. Explore Mertola's surroundings by going to Alcoutim (Menires do Lavajo, Castle of Alcoutim, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Mertola, contemplate the long history of Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas de Sao Domingos, and walk around Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mertola day trip planning app .

Drive from Beja to Mertola in an hour. In April in Mertola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Mertola

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alcoutim, Minas de Sao Domingos
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Pulo do Lobo ©
Pulo do Lobo
Castle of Alcoutim ©
Castle of Alcoutim
Menires do Lavajo ©
Menires do Lavajo

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.
Lagos is known for beaches, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia.

To see maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lagos online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mertola to Lagos in 2 hours. Traveling from Mertola in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tic Tac Bike Tour, Church of St. Anthony, Praia da Luz
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olhao: Rosa Amor (in Tavira) and Cabanas de Tavira Beach (in Cabanas). There's much more to do: walk around Ria Formosa, head off the coast to Tavira Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Olhao online visit planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monchique.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Tavira
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Ilha da Culatra ©
Ilha da Culatra

7
nights
Monchique

Monchique ©
Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). Venture out of the city with trips to Rogil (Praia da Carriagem & Praia Vale Dos Homens). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Leonel Telo- ceramica-, stroll around Parque da Mina, and view the masterpieces at Arte Bongard.

Find out how to plan Monchique trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Olhao to Monchique in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Monchique are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Sagres.

Things to do in Monchique

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rogil
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
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Picota ©
Picota
Off-Road Tours
Loja do Mel e do Medronho ©
Loja do Mel e do Medronho

7
nights
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Sagres is known for historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, get outside with Pura Vida, take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sagres trip planning site .

Drive from Monchique to Sagres in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Vila do Bispo.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

5
nights
Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo ©
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. Go for a jaunt from Vila do Bispo to Aljezur to see Arrifana Beach about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Portugal Walks, enjoy the sand and surf at Amado Beach, make a trip to Capela de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, and visit a coastal fixture at Torre da Aspa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vila do Bispo trip itinerary builder app .

Vila do Bispo is just a stone's throw from Sagres. In May in Vila do Bispo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Silves.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Golf Santo Antonio, Forte de Almádena, Parque da Floresta, Amado Beach
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
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Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Praia do Castelejo ©
Praia do Castelejo
Torre da Aspa ©
Torre da Aspa

2
nights
Silves

Silves ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Barragem do Arade, find something for the whole family at Krazy World Zoo, then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Silves Cathedral. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Mr Frutas and then kick back and relax at Armacao de Pera Beach.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Silves trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vila do Bispo to Silves takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagoa.

Things to do in Silves

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Krazy World Zoo
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Silves Cathedral ©
Silves Cathedral
Castelo de Silves ©
Castelo de Silves
Mr Frutas ©
Mr Frutas

4
nights
Lagoa

Lagoa ©
Lagoa is known for theme parks, beaches, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, kick back and relax at Praia de Benagil, explore the striking landscape at Algar Seco, and make a trip to Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lagoa route maker app .

Lagoa is just a short distance from Silves. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lagoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Porches, Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Church, Pescadores Beach, Praia da Marinha
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco
Speed Boats Tours
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos