11 days in Portugal, Cancun & Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Portugal, Cancun & Kenya Itinerary

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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day

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Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, and finally take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira sightseeing planning tool.

Nairobi, Kenya to Albufeira is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nairobi to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in July; daily highs in Albufeira reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo and then see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon holiday maker website.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums

Side Trip

Cancun, Mexico

— 5 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mayan Museum of Cancun and 3D Museum of Wonders. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Delfines. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Cenote Santa Cruz (in Akumal), IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos). Next up on the itinerary: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Siete Detalles.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Cancun by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Cancun. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Cancun is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online trip maker.

You can fly from Cancun to Porto in 15 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Cancun in July, expect Porto to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 day

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Giraffe Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

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You can fly from Porto to Nairobi in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto to Nairobi. In July, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.