8 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in Portugal & South of Spain Itinerary

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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

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água, thenkick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira road trip planning app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Albufeira is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Albufeira. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in April, with highs in Albufeira at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, thendon't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage 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 take a bus. Traveling from Albufeira to Cordoba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Albufeira, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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

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night
Evora, Portugal

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

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Traveling by car from Cordoba to Evora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Evora are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

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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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fatima online day trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Fatima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Fatima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Palacio de Monserrate, take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Sintra trip planner.

You can drive from Fatima to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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