16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 3 nights
2
Tavira
— 3 nights
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Walking tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Porto is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Praia de Lavadores ©
Praia de Lavadores

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Bring the kids along to Aquashow Park and Praia Verde. Take a break from Tavira with a short trip to Praia da Alagoa in Altura, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, get great views at Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, and stroll through Praia de Monte Gordo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tavira trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Tavira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in July; daily highs in Tavira reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Cacela, Ria Formosa, Aquashow Park, Praia Verde, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia
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Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach

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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.
Attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Ponta da Piedade make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Aqualand Algarve (in Alcantarilha). There's still lots to do: cool off at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, stroll through Praia Dona Ana, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lagos day trip planner.

Drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, Aqualand Algarve, Zoomarine Algarve
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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