17 days in Sao Paulo, Portugal & London Itinerary

17 days in Sao Paulo, Portugal & London Itinerary

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17 days in Sao Paulo, Portugal & London Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Brasilia, Brazil

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo itinerary planning app .

Brasilia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brasilia in August: highs in Sao Paulo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Shopping Museums
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5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Pharmaceutical Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Lisbon by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Shop till you drop at Canastra and BAM Art Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Praia Da Rocha and Praia Dona Ana. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Arte Bongard (in Monchique), Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Ponta Da Piedale) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Sacred Art Museum, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Arte Bongard, Praia da Marinha, Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908)
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Shop till you drop at Camden Market and Camden Tea Shop. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albufeira in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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