9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Cairo

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 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Albufeira holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Albufeira is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in June: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponta da Piedade, Marina de Vilamoura, Praia Da Rocha
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Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

3
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arco da Rua Augusta and Vasco da Gama Bridge. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, and examine the collection at National Tile Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Lisbon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

2
days
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Pico Carvao and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. On the next day, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, then look and learn at Furnas Research and Monitoring Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Terra Nostra Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Poca Da Dona Beija.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija
Poca Da Dona Beija
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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