8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner
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Fly
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Tavira
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lagos
— 4 nights
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Lisbon — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia da Nazare and Monastery of Alcobaca. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tavira.
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Tavira — 1 night

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 21st (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Barril, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura - Tavira EYE, and then stroll through Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tavira trip maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Tavira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lagos.
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Lagos — 4 nights

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia da Falesia and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Praia do Camilo. Take a break from Lagos with a short trip to Thai Massage Vilamoura in Vilamoura, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip maker app.

You can drive from Tavira to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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