An 8-Day Solo Trip Itinerary for Barcelona, Lisbon, and Albufeira

An 8-Day Solo Trip Itinerary for Barcelona, Lisbon, and Albufeira

I took an 8-day (partial) solo trip to Barcelona, Lisbon and Albufeira the first week of July and had an incredible time exploring these wonderful cities. Many friends have asked how I got around by myself and what I did on my trip, so here is a detailed itinerary of things to do and where to go if you are considering a similar trip.

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Sao Rafael Atlantico Resort and the Dreamy Beaches of Albufeira, Portugal

Sao Rafael Atlantico Resort and the Dreamy Beaches of Albufeira, Portugal

Once I booked a ticket to Lisbon, I knew I wanted to visit one of those dreamy beaches in Portugal. My friend told me that the Algarve region would be a great area to see those beautiful beaches and San Rafael Atlantico was the perfect place in Albufeira.

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First Class Train Experience from Lisbon to Albufeira (Algarve Region) in Portugal

First Class Train Experience from Lisbon to Albufeira (Algarve Region) in Portugal

Since I was visiting Lisbon, I knew I wanted to make my way down south to visit the amazing beaches of Portugal. The question was how I was going to get there. My three choices were renting a car, catching the bus or riding the train. I decided to take the train and really enjoyed my First Class experience.

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TAP Air Portugal Review - Executive Class and Economy Class

TAP Air Portugal Review - Executive Class and Economy Class

This was my first time flying with TAP Air Portugal and I was a little nervous since I’ve never flew with them before and there were very mixed reviews online. I needed a roundtrip ticket from Barcelona to Lisbon and my only two options were Vueling or TAP Air Portgual. TAP Air Portugal seemed to be a bit better with their reviews so I decided to go with them.

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A Great Stay in Lisbon Portugal at Chiado Arty Flats Boutique Hotel

A Great Stay in Lisbon Portugal at Chiado Arty Flats Boutique Hotel

When I was looking for a place to stay in Lisbon, Portugal, I knew I wanted to stay in the Chiado or Bairro Alto area since it was central to mostly everything and known to be the trendy neighborhoods. I searched on Booking.com and Chiado Arty Flats had one of the highest ratings with excellent reviews, so I knew I had to stay here.

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