21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odeceixe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vila do Bispo
— 1 day
Drive
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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estombar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quarteira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte Gordo
— 3 nights

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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife
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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.
Relax by the water at Praia da Costa Nova and Praia de Miramar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Ribeira do Porto. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then wander the streets of Rossio Square.

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Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Odeceixe.
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Odeceixe — 3 nights

Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Take a break from the city and head to Praia Da Amoreira and Odeceixe Beach. Relax by the water at Praia do Monte Clérigo and Praia do Malhao. Change things up with these side-trips from Odeceixe: Arrifana Beach (in Aljezur), Vila Nova de Milfontes (Farol de Milfontes, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Atelier Vincent (in Sao Luis). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljezur, and examine the collection at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Odeceixe online trip builder.

Drive from Lisbon to Odeceixe in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vila do Bispo.
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Vila do Bispo — 1 day

Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vila do Bispo travel route planner.

Getting from Odeceixe to Vila do Bispo by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Vila do Bispo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Praia Dona Ana, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and finally see some colorful creatures with Ocean Respect Ecodive Center. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meia Praia, see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos tour itinerary planner.

Lagos is very close to Vila do Bispo. In October, daytime highs in Lagos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Estombar.
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Estombar — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Parque Municipal do Sítio das Fontes, then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildwatch Algarve. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pintadinho Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Caneiros, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Grande, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Arte Algarve.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Estombar travel itinerary planner.

Estombar is just a short distance from Lagos. October in Estombar sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Quarteira.
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Quarteira — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Dom Pedro Old Course - Golf Club, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and then relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Vilamoura.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Quarteira route builder.

Drive from Estombar to Quarteira in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Quarteira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Gordo.
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Monte Gordo — 3 nights

Visitors from far and wide flock to Monte Gordo to make the most of the area's expansive white-sand beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Monte Gordo and Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Verde and Praia de Cacela Velha. Venture out of the city with trips to Mertola (Casa Romana - Nucleo Romano, Castelo de Mertola, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Farol de Vila Real de Santo Antonio, don't miss a visit to Praca Marques de Pombal, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Vila de Santo Antonio, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Castro Marim.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monte Gordo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Quarteira to Monte Gordo in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Monte Gordo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Lagoa travel guide

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Water Parks · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing