8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Zoomarine Algarve and Praia Da Rocha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Olhao), Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Pro Putting Garden) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's much more to do: cool off at XFlow Surf Spot Portugal, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira holiday planner .

London, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, Albufeira is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Algarve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Praia Da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower will thrill your kids. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, wander the streets of Alfama, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey site .

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, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Porto

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.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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