8 days in Portugal, Seville & Madrid Itinerary

8 days in Portugal, Seville & Madrid Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Carvalhal, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sagres, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Lisbon, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carvalhal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Transportation Tours
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Carvalhal, Portugal

Carvalhal ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Carvalhal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pego Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carvalhal trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Carvalhal takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Carvalhal can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Carvalhal

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Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal

1
night
Sagres, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Zavial and then enjoy the sand and surf at Martinhal Beach.

You can plan Sagres trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Carvalhal to Sagres in 2.5 hours. In October in Sagres, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia do Zavial
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Praia do Zavial ©
Praia do Zavial

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

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.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Sagres to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville road trip tool.

Getting from Lagos to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Seville due to the time zone difference. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Madrid is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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