9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h
1
Porto
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portimao.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Walking tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Douro River ©
Douro River

3
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
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.
Explore Portimao's surroundings by going to Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Albufeira). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, and hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portimao vacation website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Portimao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portimao when traveling from Porto in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagoa, Albufeira, Lagos, Algarve, Praia da Cordoama
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip maker website .

You can drive from Portimao to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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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