16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sagres
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Visit Praia Da Rocha and Odeceixe Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sao Bras Chapel and Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Portimao (AlgarveXplorers & Scuba & Snorkeling), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Olhao (Fishing Charters & Tours & Ria Formosa). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Caramelo Beach Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira road trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Albufeira is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Albufeira. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Albufeira at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Portimao, Olhao, Tavira, Odeceixe Beach, Ponta da Piedade
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
Sagres

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia Vale Dos Homens. We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Cordoama and Telheiro Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Carriagem (in Rogil) and Aljezur (Vale Figueiras Beach & Praia do Amado). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Zavial, contemplate the long history of Ponta do Castelo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Ingrina.

Discover how to plan a Sagres trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Sagres are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Carrapateira, Aljezur, Rogil
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take an in-depth tour of Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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