44 days in Portugal Itinerary

44 days in Portugal Itinerary

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44 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Windsor
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Lagos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tavira
— 6 nights
3
Evora
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nazare
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Coimbra
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
7
Porto
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Windsor

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Sagres (Pura Vida, Cape Saint Vincent, & more) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). There's lots more to do: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, grab your bike and head to Tic Tac Bike Tour, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, and take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool .

Windsor, Canada to Lagos is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Windsor, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Sagres, Lagoa, Estacao Arqueologica Romana da Praia da Luz, Mr Frutas
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos

6
nights
Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Explore Tavira's surroundings by going to Tennisinportugal (in Vale do Lobo), Almancil (Clube Equestrian A Palmeirinha & Mini Golf at Quinta do Lago) and Faro (Precious Time, QM Country Shop and Garden Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Ria Formosa, experience rural life at Dias de Aromas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Casa Do Povo do Concelho de Olhao.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tavira trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tavira, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Faro, Olhao, Almancil, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Dias de Aromas
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

7
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Step out of Evora to go to Santiago do Cacem and see Rota Vicentina, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Evora trip tool .

You can drive from Tavira to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tavira in December, Evora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, Rota Vicentina
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

7
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip site .

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nazare: Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Igreja de Santa Maria, & more). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nazare route planning website .

Getting from Lisbon to Nazare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Obidos
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

6
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbra: Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, and don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

7
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 historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Rio Douro, and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker app .

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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