8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
San Antonio

3
days
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Falesia Beach and Ponta da Piedade. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina de Vilamoura (in Loule), Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira and enjoy some diversion at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira vacation planner.

San Antonio, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Time (WET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in May; daily highs in Albufeira reach 75°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponta da Piedade, Alvor Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha, Marina de Vilamoura
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Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, and admire all the interesting features of Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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