16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 4 nights
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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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), stroll around Museu Serralves, and take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get a bit warmer in Porto: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 3 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and then make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Lagos (Ponta da Piedade & Pro Putting Garden). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, have some family-friendly fun at Electric Karting Albufeira Marina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape St. Mary, and explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to 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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