10 days in Porto, Algarve & Lisbon Itinerary

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Porto
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Terminus Dorval, Train to Ottawa


Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, explore the activities along Douro River, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto visit planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Porto is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Porto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tavira.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Tavira — 1 night

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fuseta Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tavira holiday maker site.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Tavira. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lagos.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Lagos — 1 night

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): putt your heart out at Pro Putting Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Algarve travel guide

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.