5 days in Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Portugal Itinerary

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5 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  7​h
1
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Bern

1
night
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 1st (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira holiday tool .

Bern, Switzerland to Albufeira is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bern to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia Da Rocha
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Jeronimos Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Belém Tower. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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