9 days in Portugal – suggested itinerary?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 18, 2012 11:38 PM Last Post By: bruce2012
Aug 13, 2012 7:37 AM
9 days in Portugal – suggested itinerary?Hi there,
The wife and I are flying into Lisbon on the morning of August 25 and flying out early on September 3. We’re looking to spend a few days in Lisbon then potentially head down to the Algarve and chill on beaches/enjoy nightlife, also do some sightseeing. Looking for suggested itineraries – would there be time to do Porto as well?
Any recommendations appreciated!
Aug 14, 2012 9:40 AM
I'm sending a link which may help- it gives details on different regions in Portugal. http://www.hideawayportugal.com/modules/home/home.php
There is a regular train service up to Porto- 3 hours, although I think that if you're heading down to the Algarve, then it may be a bit to much to squeeze in. Personally. I'd split the 9 days between Lisbon/Sintra/beaches to west of Lisbon and then head down to the Algarve. If you want something a bit quieter and more natural, head to the west coast of the Algarve/Baixo Alentejo. Eastern area around Tavira is charming.
Have a good trip!
Aug 15, 2012 5:58 AM
Aug 17, 2012 4:25 AM
Just got back from Portugal myself. I agree w/ what Bruce2012 says. Sintra is an absolute must see, in my opinion. It's absolutely gorgeous and it's worth a full day's visit. Train travel there from Lisbon is easy and cheap from Rossio station.
I spent a day at the Estoril beaches; the train to Estoril (from Cais do Sodre station) stops directly across from the beach.
Enjoy your trip. Lisbon and the surrounding area was absolutely spectacular!
Aug 18, 2012 11:38 PM
Yes, Lagos is a good choice if you want a mix of historical city plus tourist services and activities. You'll find plenty to do here. Coastline is scenic, with coves and clear seas. Plenty of trips available. Take a trip out to Sagres cape and then the coastline north of this (west coast) is stunning and untouristy- including Carrapateira, Aljezur. Cliffs, empty beaches, surfing. http://www.hideawayportugal.com/modules/property/region_detail-7.htm
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