8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sines
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sagres
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bologna

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

Bologna, Italy to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In August in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sines.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

few
hours
Sines

Sines ©
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Sines Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sines road trip app .

You can drive from Lisbon to Sines in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sines

Museums
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Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama ©
Monumento Do Vasco Da Gama

1
night
Lagos

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planner.

You can drive from Sines to Lagos in 2 hours. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal ©
Hovercraft - Hovertrack Portugal

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Algarve. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner .

You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Albufeira are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Algarve
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Sagres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagres travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sagres in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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