Algarve Itinerary Portugal

Algarve Itinerary: Plan a Dream Trip to the Algarve, Portugal

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Discover the charm of the Algarve by visiting its stunning golden beaches, exploring the picturesque towns, taking boat tours of Benagil Cave and Ponta da Piedade, surfing, hiking, and dining in the region’s finest restaurants. In this guide, we will show you how to combine the best of the region into an epic Algarve itinerary. If you are planning your …

Portugal Bucket List

Portugal Bucket List: 25 Best Things to Do in Portugal

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Explore the palaces in Sintra, taste port wine in Porto and the Douro Valley, go beach hopping along the Algarve, walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago, and visit the Azores and Madeira…these all top the list of things to do in Portugal. Lisbon and Porto are Portugal’s two largest cities, but there is also a long list of photogenic towns …

One Day in Lisbon Portugal

One Day in Lisbon, Portugal: 2 Detailed Itineraries

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With its historic neighborhoods, breathtaking viewpoints, famous landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Belém Tower, and fantastic cuisine, Lisbon is filled with unforgettable experiences. And with so much to do, there are multiple ways to spend one day in Lisbon. Will you visit Belém and tour the amazing Jerónimos Monastery and see Belém Tower, or will you spend all …

How to Visit Benagil Cave

Benagil Cave in 2024: New Rules, Best Tours, Photos & HELPFUL Tips

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Benagil Cave is one of the most popular places to visit in the Algarve, Portugal. This large sea cave, with its skylight and multiple cave entrances, is a gorgeous place to visit. It attracts huge crowds and its popularity is creating challenges for those who want to visit this cave. In 2023, the rules on visiting Benagil Cave changed, and …

Algarve Portugal

Algarve Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to Do in Algarve, Portugal

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Marvel at Benagil Cave, walk the breathtaking Seven Hanging Valleys Trail, dine on seafood fresh from the ocean, explore charming fishing villages, explore the coastline by boat, and relax on some of the most picturesque beaches in Europe…these all make the best things to do in Algarve list. The Algarve is one of the top beach destinations in Europe. Known …

Best Places to Stay in Lisbon Portugal

Where to Stay in Lisbon 2024: Best Neighborhoods & Hotels

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When deciding where to stay in Lisbon, there are several factors to consider…not only the cost of the hotel, but its location and its amenities will have a big impact on your overall experience in Lisbon. Whether you want to stay in a highly rated, budget hotel in the center of town, or a charming, boutique hotel in a quiet …

Porto Travel Guide

Porto for First Time Visitors: Where to Eat, Stay & Play

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The city of Porto is renowned for its UNESCO-listed historic center, azulejo-adorned churches, and colorful pedestrian streets and promenades. On a visit to Porto, you can explore this city’s historical and cultural treasures, immerse yourself in the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, or sample savory Portuguese dishes (or do all three!). In this Porto Travel Guide, we …

Portugal Itinerary 10 Days

10 Days in Portugal Itinerary: Lisbon, Porto & the Algarve

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For first timers to Portugal, Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve typically top the “must-see list.” With 10 days in Portugal, you have enough time to visit these three places and add on a day trip to Sintra. In this guide, we lay out a detailed Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve itinerary. We cover the best things to do, how to get …

Best Restaurants in Albufeira

Best Albufeira Restaurants: Cheap Eats, Fine Dining, Tapas & Wine

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Many people travel to Albufeira to visit its gorgeous beaches, enjoy the nightlife, and stay in one of its many resorts, but Albufeira is also home to quite a few great restaurants. In fact, one of the best things to do in Albufeira is to eat. From cheap eats to authentic Portuguese food to vegan superfood smoothies and Michelin starred …

Best Douro Valley Wineries to Visit

Douro Valley Travel Guide: Things to Do, Best Wineries, Where to Eat & More

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The Douro Valley is the oldest wine region in the world. Located in northern Portugal, it can be visited on a day trip from Porto or you can plan a longer stay here. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the Douro Valley, the best wineries to visit, where to have a gourmet meal with a …

Best Douro Valley Wineries

8 Wineries to Visit in the Douro Valley, Portugal

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Sipping on wine and port while overlooking the Douro River is the #1 thing to do on a visit to the Douro Valley. In this guide, we list 8 wineries to visit in the Douro Valley. We spent four memorable days in the Douro Valley, using this time to visit a few wineries, indulge in several gourmet meals, and get …

Guimaraes Travel Guide Portugal

14 Wonderful Things to Do in Guimarães, Portugal

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Guimarães is a small town located in northern Portugal, not far from Porto and Braga. This town is famous for its historic city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touring the palace, strolling the picturesque streets, and riding the gondola to Penha Park top the list of things to do in Guimarães. This is one of …

Best 10 Day Portugal Itinerary

10 Day Portugal Itinerary: 5 Amazing Ideas for Your Trip to Portugal

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If you are planning your trip to Portugal, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to play your “perfect Portugal itinerary,” depending on your interests. Visit the highlights, spend a good chunk of your time on the beach, go off-the-beaten-path, or explore Portugal’s long list of historic sites and castles. If you have 10 days …

Visit Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade: By Land & By Sea (Detailed 2024 Guide)

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Ponta da Piedade is one of the top places to visit in the Algarve, Portugal. This rocky point, with its sea pillars, arches, and small but incredibly picturesque beaches can be explored both on land and by boat. A network of boardwalk trails runs from Praia Dona Ana to the tip of Ponta da Piedade. At several points, you have …

Best Lisbon Day Trips

14 Amazing Day Trips from Lisbon (+ HELPFUL Tips & Photos)

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Lisbon is not only filled with some of Portugal’s most iconic sights, but it also makes a fantastic home base for exploring the nearby towns and beaches. There is a long list of day trips from Lisbon, from quick visits to coastal towns to full day excursions to Sintra, Nazaré, and Óbidos. In this guide, we list the best day …

Things to Do in Braga Portugal

Visiting Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte: Things to Do, Photos, & HELPFUL Tips

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Visit the oldest cathedral in Portugal, climb the steps of Bom Jesus do Monte, stroll along the pedestrian streets and through colorful gardens, and take a photo with the brilliantly blue Braga sign…these are all things to do in Braga, Portugal. Braga makes a great day trip destination from Porto and can easily be combined with Guimarães, which we’ll get …

Where to Stay in Algarve Portugal

Where to Stay in Algarve 2024: Ultimate Hotel Guide

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Trying to decide where to stay in Algarve, Portugal? Most likely, you have a lot of questions running through your head. Where are the best locations in the Algarve? How much does it cost to stay in Algarve? How far in advance should I make my reservation? Will I need a car? We answer all of these questions and more …

Things to Do in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Bucket List: 40 Amazing Things to Do in Lisbon

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Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and a popular starting and/or ending point for many visitors to this country. The list of things to do in Lisbon is very long, with historic landmarks to visit, colorful neighborhoods to explore, and quite a few places to indulge on Portuguese delicacies. Below is a big list of things to do in …

2 Day Porto Itinerary

2 Days in Porto: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first trip to Porto, this Porto itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Porto, you have just enough time to see the highlights of this incredible city. Enjoy the views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and Torre dos Clérigos, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, stroll along the Douro …

Best Beaches in Algarve Portugal

Best Beaches in Algarve: 10 Stunning Beaches You Can’t Miss

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Located along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. From hidden coves and grottoes to long stretches of shoreline, each of these gems offers a unique experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of this part of Portugal. Join us as we unveil the best beaches in …