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 day
Fly:  11 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
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 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a tour by water with Nosso Tejo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online day trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Lisbon. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Lisbon reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carvalhal.

Things to do in Lisbon

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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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night
Carvalhal, Portugal

Carvalhal ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pego Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carvalhal, and then stop by Same Same.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carvalhal trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Carvalhal takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Carvalhal

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

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Amado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Zavial, and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sagres tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carvalhal to Sagres takes 2.5 hours. In November in Sagres, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Amado Beach, Praia do Zavial
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Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Praia do Zavial ©
Praia do Zavial
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Lagos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Lagos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Church of St. Anthony, Praia da Luz
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Church of St. Anthony ©
Church of St. Anthony
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville day trip planner.

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. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the striking features of Puerta del Sol, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Puerta del Sol
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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