9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Dusseldorf
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Funchal, Madeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Dusseldorf

2
days
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Algar Seco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha and then kick back and relax at Praia marinha.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip builder .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Albufeira is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia marinha ©
Praia marinha

2
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 29th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, and then make a trip to Cabo da Roca.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
days
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Cabo Girao and Levada Ribeira de Janela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio (in Santana). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns and look for gifts at Madeira Tradicional.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Funchal holiday builder website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in January, things will get a bit warmer in Funchal: highs are around 22°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto Moniz, Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©

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