8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lisbon, Train to Albufeira
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto
— 1 night
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Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Falesia. Step out of the city life by going to Praia dos Tres Irmaos and Photography Tours. Step out of Albufeira with an excursion to Tres Castelos Beach in Portimao--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Praia dos Salgados, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Albufeira online holiday builder.

Austin, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Albufeira to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Rossio Square. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, learn about all things military at Museum of National Republican Guard, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Porto

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lago Artes.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto travel planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Porto at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.