17 days in Sao Paulo, Portugal & London Itinerary

17 days in Sao Paulo, Portugal & London Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
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Brasilia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brasilia in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Pharmaceutical Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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Fly from Sao Paulo to Lisbon in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Albufeira, Portugal

— 5 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get in touch with nature at Praia Da Rocha and Ponta da Piedade. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Corte-Real Gallery and BAM Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Arte Bongard (in Monchique), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Lagos (Praia do Camilo & Praia Dona Ana). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, take an in-depth tour of Sacred Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, and delve into the distant past at Cerro da Vila.

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Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

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Getting from Albufeira to London by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.