11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Panteao Nacional, Cabo da Roca, Time Out Market Lisboa, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
You've now added Palacio Nacional de Sintra to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

For reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Sintra tour planning website .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto.

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Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

4
nights
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.
You've added Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), Livraria Lello, Praca da Batalha, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online road trip planner .

You can drive from Sintra to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Porto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Sao Bento Railway Station ©
Sao Bento Railway Station

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