17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Funchal
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto


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3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Five Historic Photography Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and then admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sintra driving holiday planning tool .

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In June in Sintra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Cascais, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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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 Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio).

Discover how to plan a Lagos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Lagos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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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, stroll around Museu Serralves, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in June; daily highs in Porto reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Funchal

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanická zahrada Madeira. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Porto to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in June, Funchal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Pico Ruivo
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Off-Road Tours
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo

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