11 days in Portugal & Birmingham Itinerary

11 days in Portugal & Birmingham Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
2
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
3
Rogil, Portugal
— 1 night
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Mary Arden's Farm, thencontemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, and then get outside with The Knights of Middle England. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, identify plant and animal life at S&D Falconry, and then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham day trip tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Birmingham is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Ottawa in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Birmingham, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick
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Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Mary Arden's Farm ©
Mary Arden's Farm

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 29th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve. On the next day, stroll through Praia Da Rocha, thenkick back and relax at Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner.

You can fly from Birmingham to Albufeira in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in September: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rogil.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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Rogil, Portugal

Rogil ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Carriagem, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Vale Dos Homens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rogil journey planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Rogil in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rogil

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Horseback Riding Tours
Praia da Carriagem ©
Praia da Carriagem

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder.

You can drive from Rogil to Lisbon in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Estadio do Dragao, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, thendon't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, thentake in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

Make your Porto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors 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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