8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lagos — 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Odeceixe Beach and Praia da Oura. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: World In Shop (in Albufeira), Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua) and Castelo de Aljezur (in Aljezur). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Porto de Mos, stroll through Praia da Marinha, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade.

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Berlin, Germany to Lagos is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Chiado, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, then don't miss a visit to Parque das Nacoes, and finally snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge.

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Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Funchal.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
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Funchal, Madeira — 3 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Canical) and Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo (in Ponta do Pargo). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in November, with highs in Funchal at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 4th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and then do a tasting at Taylor's Port.

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Fly from Funchal to Porto in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Funchal in December, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Wineries · Spas
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Portugal travel guide

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.