11 days in Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

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11 days in Faro & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Faro
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

5
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get outdoors at Meia Praia and Praia Dona Ana. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia do Camilo. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Praia marinha (in Carvoeiro) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro route planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Faro is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect nights in Faro to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Falesia Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Jeronimos Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Evora (Aldeia da Terra, Se Catedral de Evora, & more) and Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Faro in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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