13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Praia da Rocha
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia Gale, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Oura.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira online trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Albufeira is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Albufeira to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Praia da Rocha.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água

2
nights
Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha ©
A bustling beach resort in Algarve's Portimão, Praia da Rocha is home to both high-rise hotels and 19th-century mansions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Studio Bongard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Praia da Rocha trip builder tool .

Drive from Albufeira to Praia da Rocha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Lagos.

Things to do in Praia da Rocha

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Studio Bongard, Alvor Boardwalk, Castelo de Silves, Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Studio Bongard ©
Studio Bongard

2
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sagres. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and then look for gifts at Nandi Charity Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner .

Lagos is just a stone's throw from Praia da Rocha. In February, daytime highs in Lagos are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nazare.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Sagres, Praia da Luz
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia

1
night
Nazare

Nazare ©
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 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte and then stroll through Praia da Nazare.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazare trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Nazare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Praia Grande & Adraga Beach). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Arco da Rua Augusta.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

Drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Guincho Beach, Praia de Carcavelos
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos

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