8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 1 night
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2
Nazare
— 1 night
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3
Porto
Drive
4
Covas do Douro
— 1 night
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Coimbra
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Fatima
— 1 night
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7
Tomar
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8
Evora
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Lagos
— 1 night
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10
Lisbon
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Cascais
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 1 day
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker site.

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Lisbon. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nazare.
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Nazare — 1 night

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nazare route planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nazare, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Porto

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Livraria Lello and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip tool.

You can drive from Nazare to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Covas do Douro.
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Covas do Douro — 1 night

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You can drive from Porto to Covas do Douro in 2 hours. You will leave for Coimbra on the 4th (Sun).
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Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Coimbra vacation planning site.

You can drive from Covas do Douro to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fatima.
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Fatima — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fatima journey planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fatima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Tomar.
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Tomar

Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Cristo, and then appreciate the history behind Estatua de D. Gualdim Pais.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tomar online trip builder.

Drive from Fatima to Tomar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.
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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora holiday planner.

You can drive from Tomar to Evora in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tomar in September, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Lagos.
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Lagos — 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Evora in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 6th (Tue).
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Alfama and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planner.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cascais.
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Cascais — 1 night

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cascais trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Cascais sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Feathers & Scales and then steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Cascais to Lisbon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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