6 days in Albufeira & Porto Itinerary

6 days in Albufeira & Porto Itinerary

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6 days in Albufeira & Porto Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  29 h
1
Albufeira
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 16th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, then do some two-wheel cruising with AlgarveXplorers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, and finally walk around Ria Formosa.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Albufeira is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ria Formosa, Ponta Da Piedale, AlgarveXplorers
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
AlgarveXplorers ©
AlgarveXplorers

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get your bearings at Museu Serralves, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto, with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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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