10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

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10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Porto
— Few hours
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + train:  4​h 15​min
Tavira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Aljezur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Ottawa

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Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, look for gifts at Prometeu, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Do Bolhao, and finally shop like a local with Rua Santa Catarina.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online journey builder .

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Porto due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks
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Mercado Do Bolhao ©
Mercado Do Bolhao
Rua Santa Catarina ©
Rua Santa Catarina
Garrafeira do Carmo ©
Garrafeira do Carmo

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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Xiribeachbar - Ilha de Tavira, then look for gifts at Canastra, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, kick back and relax at Praia do Peneco, and then kick back and relax at Falesia Beach.

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Getting from Porto to Tavira by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, Tavira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Aljezur.

Things to do in Tavira

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Olhos de Agua, Praia do Peneco, Canastra, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água

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Aljezur

Aljezur ©
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings 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 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia marinha, explore the gorgeous colors at Praia do Carvalho, and then kick back and relax at Algarve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aljezur day trip planning website .

Getting from Tavira to Aljezur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Aljezur

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Bolodoce & Cafe, Praia Da Rocha, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Algarve
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia marinha ©
Praia marinha
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Chiado, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon attractions site .

You can drive from Aljezur to Lisbon in 3 hours. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

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Sintra
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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