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Portugal from Faro to Porto

Nice trip along the coastline of Portugal, started in Faro and went all the way up to Porto, while also stopping in Lagos and Lisbon for a few days. Super warm and sunny weather all time!

by jacquelinelenzAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropePortugal7 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

Surfing in Porto

The heat in Lisbon

Itinerary Overview

We started our trip in Faro, stayed there for a few days, went to Lagos by train and also spend a few days there enjoying the Algarve Coastline.From there we visited Sagrez as the most western point of Europe and went to Lisbon by car with some people we met on the way.In Lisbon we stayed for 4 days and also visited Belem where you should definitely go if you want to try the best Pasteis de Nata, and Cascais for a day-trip. Cascais offers some nice old and colorful castles, but be aware of long queues to get in, or probably book tickets in advance. Our last stop was Porto: First, we Spent 2 Nights in a small town called Valadares in a beautiful hostel close to Porto for a Surf experience and then went to the City of Porto for 3 more days before we flew back home. 

  • 3 Nights: Lagos
  • 4 Nights: Porto
    Beach, food, party

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Probably rent your own car so you are not depending on public transport and other people, makes it also easier to explore the hinterland

  • How was the food?

    Moules and Gin in Cascais

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Check the weather reports and if it's going to be over 40 degrees, just go to the beach

  • Packing tips?

    Summer clothes and definitely a hat to protect you from the sun

  • Transportation Tips?

    Public transport with bus and train works quite well and is also cheap

  • Booking details?

    We booked all our hostels a few days in advance on hostelworld