11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Rossio Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lisbon is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
BAM Art Gallery and Sacred Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Cordoama. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Molhe Beach (in Ferragudo), Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, stroll through Praia do Zavial, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip maker .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Molhe Beach, Praia da Marinha, Ponta Da Piedale, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): shop like a local with District Offices And Lifestyle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Guides In Portugal, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Albufeira to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in November, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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