17 days in Tel Aviv & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Tel Aviv & Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Tel Aviv & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv journey planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Ben Gurion International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Masada Fortress, Sea of Galilee, Masada National Park, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route app .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Lisbon by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Pavilhao do Conhecimento
Pavilhao do Conhecimento

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Cordoama. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio) & Ponta Da Piedale), Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal (in Mexilhoeira Grande) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados, and contemplate the long history of Ponta do Castelo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albufeira travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagos, Lagoa, Tennisinportugal, Praia da Cordoama
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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Porto, Portugal

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.
Go for a jaunt from Porto to Peneda-Geres National Park to see Peneda-Geres National Park about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Albufeira, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Peneda-Geres National Park
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Room Escape Games
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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