8 days in Algarve, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Algarve, Lisbon & Porto Itinerary

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Albufeira
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Porto
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aquashow Park and Zoomarine Algarve. Step out of Albufeira with an excursion to Praia Da Rocha in Praia da Rocha--about 42 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Mon) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia and surround yourself with nature on Aurora Boat Trips.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Albufeira is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Sado Emotion. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning website.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 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 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto tour planning app.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.
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