23 days in Lisbon, Porto & Faro Itinerary

23 days in Lisbon, Porto & Faro Itinerary

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23 days in Lisbon, Porto & Faro Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Faro
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Calgary

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convent of Christ and Capela dos Ossos. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Cascais (Guincho Beach & Happy Sardine atelier & store) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cabo da Roca, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Moitas, contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon online tour itinerary builder .

Calgary, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to Lisbon, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Cascais, Porto Covo, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

8
nights
Porto

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Se Catedral de Viseu are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco Municipal Market or Mar Shopping Matosinhos. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Forum Aveiro (in Aveiro), Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo) and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga (in Condeixa-a-Nova). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman, buy something for everyone on your list at Palacio do Gelo, and kick back and relax at Mindelo Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, Porto is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos, Viseu, Guimaraes, Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha
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Mercado Bom Sucesso ©
Mercado Bom Sucesso
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

7
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Praia de Monte Gordo and Praia Cacela Velha. For shopping fun, head to Canastra or Mercado de Olhao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Altura (Praia da Alagoa & Saberes do Algarve), Mertola (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciacao & Mertola Castle) and Praia Verde (in Castro Marim). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, explore the galleries of Cerro da Vila, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pedro Church, and get outside with Ilha de Armona.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Faro road trip planning tool .

Fly from Porto to Faro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porto in September since evenings lows in Faro dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Mertola, Altura, Vila Real de Santo Antonio
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Praia Verde ©
Praia Verde
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Castelo de Mertola ©
Castelo de Mertola

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