8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 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: Dublin

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Family-friendly places like Zoomarine Algarve and Beach of Our Lady of the Rock will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Lagoa (Speed Boats Tours & Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and stroll through Algarve.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary maker website .

Dublin, Ireland to Albufeira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Albufeira reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Lagoa, Beach of Our Lady of the Rock, Algarve
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Alfama, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jardim Zoologico.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

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 June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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