14 days in Lisbon, Porto & Algarve Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, Porto & Algarve Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Lisbon
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Lisbon — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Praia da ursa, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Food Tours & Jardim Botanico). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and head outdoors with Porto Bridge Climb.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Porto sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Portimao.
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Portimao — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Family-friendly places like Zoomarine Algarve and Swan Day Spa will thrill your kids. When in Portimao, make a side trip to see Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, approximately Lagos away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, stroll through Vau Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and get some thrills out on the water with Radicaline.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portimao holiday planning website.

Fly from Porto to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Portimao. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to home.
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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.
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