8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will enjoy Zoomarine Algarve and Praia Da Rocha. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Lagos (Scuba & Snorkeling & Ponta Da Piedale). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Aqualand Algarve, kick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and stroll through Algarve.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner .

London, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Senhora da Rocha, Algarve, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and take a stroll through Alfama.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in July, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico

1
night
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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