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Cascais
Washington
Day 14
05:00 pm
10h 58m
Estimate time
02:58 am
Plane
7,181 km
Day 15
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Portugal is a magnificent country with breathtaking coastlines. Here are some travel tips to make your journey to Lagos, Faro, Albufeira, and Cascais pleasurable:

Best Time to Visit:
The best period to visit these coastal towns is from spring to early fall, say, between April and October, as the weather is warm and sunny. July and August can get quite hot and crowded.

Route and Accessibility:
All these locations are well connected by road and train services from Lisbon. Faro has an airport that connects to various European cities.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These places are all located at sea level so altitude acclimatization is not a factor here.

Accommodation and Booking:
Booking accommodation in advance is highly recommended, especially during the peak season from June to September. There are a wide range of options from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels.

Clothing and Essentials:
Casual summer clothing, a good pair of walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat should be ideal. Don’t forget your swimsuit for some fantastic beach time.

Health and Safety:
Common safety rules apply like not leaving your belongings unattended at public places, respecting local laws, and staying cautious. Tap water in Portugal is generally safe to drink.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
The Portuguese are polite and courteous. Learn a few polite phrases in Portuguese, locals appreciate it. Respect local customs, rituals and be aware that siesta is practiced in some smaller towns and villages, where shops may close during the early afternoon.