8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive
3
Albufeira
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally stop by Alfama.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jeddah to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

1
night
Sagres

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, then get outside with Praia do Beliche, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sagres journey site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sagres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
nights
Albufeira

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ponta da Piedade and Praia do Camilo. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Falesia and Praia Dona Ana. Go for a jaunt from Albufeira to Carvoeiro to see Carvoeiro Boardwalk about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Sao Rafael, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira holiday planner.

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.