8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Funchal, Madeira
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 1 night
Drive
4
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly

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Funchal, Madeira

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, then do a tasting at Blandy's Wine Lodge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Funchal road trip planner.

Paris, France to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Funchal is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in March, expect Funchal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vasco da Gama Bridge and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

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Fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

1
night
Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Evora trip tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Evora, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

2
nights
Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and then stroll through Praia da Falesia. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Evora to Albufeira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albufeira when traveling from Evora in March, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.