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Two weeks road trip in the South of Portugal!

I did a two weeks road trip with my best friend to discover the center and the south of Portugal

by manonrachelAbout Me:Hi! My name is Manon and I live in Geneva, in the French part of Switzerland. I really enjoy travelling and every time that I have the opportunity I do so. I am used to travel mostly in Europe but I also travelled a little bit in Latina Am... read more

EuropePortugal6 days / July 2020

Highs & Lows

Don't miss the beautiful city of Lisboa and the magical sunset in Lagos!

The water in Portugal is cold. Be brave!

Itinerary Overview

With my two best friends we decided to do a roadtrip in Portugal for two weeks. As my two friends just had their licence we could't rent a car. So we decides to take our friend's car and go to Portugal from Switzerland. It was a long journey but we dit it in two days to make it more easy and it was nice to sing together in the car along the way. 

We went first in Nazare, then went to Lisboa, Sines, Porto Covo, Lagos, Albufeira and then went back to Geneva. We mostly wanted to discover the beautiful South of Portugal, enjoy the beaches and scroll into the cute streets of the small cities of Algarve


We really loved discovering the beautiful landscape and sunsets of Algarve. We also discovered the really kind and welcoming people living there always ready to help.

We slept in some airbnbs and hostels. It was actually our first experience in hostels and we loved it. 

  • 4 Nights: Lagos
    Enjoy the beautiful beaches, creeks and the nightlife and the awesome sunset from Ponta da Piedade
  • 2 Nights: Lisbon
    Eat the pastel de Belem and visit a beautiful city!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would spend more time to visit other places in Lisboa and visit fewer places to have more time in each!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I forgot one Birkenstock on a parking while I was cleaning my feet from the sand before going into the car! Don't do the same :)

  • How was the food?

    Pasteis de Belém to taste the best Pasteis de Nata in the world!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you want do go to a surf camp in the Algarve region don't hesitate to go to Wavy surf camp in Sagres. This is an amazing camp where I went the next year after this roadtrip. It's cheap and there is a really noce vibe !

  • Packing tips?

    It can be chilly in the evening in Portugal so take some pants and a jacket!

  • Transportation Tips?

    The car is nice to visit less touristy place and to enjoy beaches outside the center of the cities!