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
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Leiria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Leiria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira and then take a stroll through Rossio Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

2
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.
Head to Mercado Municipal de Portimao and LAC - Laboratorio de Actividades Criativasfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. When in Lagos, make a side trip to see Cape Saint Vincent in Sagres, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Ponta Da Piedale, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

2
nights
Leiria

Leiria ©
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. Take the guesswork out of planning a Leiria vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Leiria takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lagos in May, things will get little chillier in Leiria: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Leiria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Porto de Mos, Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
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Praia do Pedrogao ©
Praia do Pedrogao
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel ©
Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel
Castelo de Porto de Mos ©
Castelo de Porto de Mos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Paco Episcopal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, make a trip to Livraria Lello, then stroll through Praia da Luz, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Porto road trip website .

Drive from Leiria to Porto in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Porto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

1
night
Leiria

Leiria
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leiria day trip planning site .

Getting from Porto to Leiria by car takes about 2 hours. You will leave for Lisbon on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Leiria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida and then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Leiria to Lisbon takes 2 hours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da ursa, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

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