9 days in Lisbon, Lagos & Albufeira Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Lagos
— 1 night
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In January, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Lagos — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, then take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, then enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

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You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Lagos, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Faro (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Old Town Faro, &more), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, learn about winemaking at Quinta Do Canhoto, soothe aching muscles at CQ - Your Fitness Studio, and stop by My Transfer Algarve.

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Drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Albufeira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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