8 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg, Canada

1
night
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira tour planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Albufeira is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in April, expect Albufeira to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the views from Roman Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja el pañuelo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores.

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Drive from Albufeira to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Cordoba sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Calleja de las Flores ©
Calleja de las Flores
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

1
night
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Se Catedral de Evora, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Evora trip planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Evora by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In April in Evora, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora) ©

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night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima Rosary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fatima journey planner .

You can drive from Evora to Fatima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Fatima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

1
night
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Monserrate Palace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo da Roca, then kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sintra online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Sintra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Guincho Beach
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Palacio de Monserrate
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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