8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Lisbon
— 4 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.
Attractions like Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park and Zoomarine Algarve make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Tres Castelos Beach (in Portimao). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Albufeira reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

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. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Sado Emotion (in Troia). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planner.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Albufeira in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Porto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · 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.