8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

3
nights
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

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

2
nights
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 Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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