10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Porto
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Porto
— 1 day
Fly
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Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aljezur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Terminus Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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Porto

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, look for gifts at Prometeu, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado do Bolhao, and finally take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina.

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Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get outside with Xiri Beach Bar and then stop by Canastra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, then kick back and relax at Praia do Peneco, and then stroll through Praia da Falesia.

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Getting from Porto to Tavira by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tavira when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aljezur.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Aljezur

Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia Vale Dos Homens, then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and then look for gifts at Bolodoce & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, stroll through Carvalho Beach, and then kick back and relax at Algarve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aljezur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tavira to Aljezur in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Aljezur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Aljezur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, look for gifts at Ana Salazar, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Aljezur to Lisbon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.