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Lisbon — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Winnipeg, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lagos.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lagos — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Camilo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, and then get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lagos holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Porto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Porto — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 7th (Sun), wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning tool.

Fly from Lagos to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in July: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Portugal travel guide

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.