8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, visit Alfama, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrifana Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albufeira online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Liberdade Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the landmark architecture of Paco Episcopal, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porto driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Albufeira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albufeira in November since evenings lows in Porto dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.