16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tavira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tavira.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Praia de Lavadores ©
Praia de Lavadores
Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro

3
nights
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aquashow Park and Praia da Alagoa. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Monte Gordo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Cacela.

Plan trip to Tavira with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Porto to Tavira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Tavira is a bit warmer than Porto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Praia Da Rocha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Aqualand Algarve (in Alcantarilha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach, appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes, and stroll through Tres Castelos Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Portimao, Aqualand Algarve, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, Zoomarine Algarve, Praia da Marinha
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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.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Jardim Zoologico. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip app .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lagos in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Cap off 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
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

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