11 days in Lisbon & Algarve Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon & Algarve Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Faro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de Sesimbra are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Guincho Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Lisbon. August in Lisbon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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3
nights
Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get in touch with nature at Tavira Island and Far-EcoTuk. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town Faro and Igreja do Carmo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Ocean Quest (in Vilamoura), Fortaleza de Cacela (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Praia do Barril (in Tavira). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Faro.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Faro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Faro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Lagos

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia Dona Ana and Vale de Centeanes Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia de Alvor. Take a break from Lagos with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Carvoeiro, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Seven, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vau Beach, head outdoors with Praia da Batata, and kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lagos trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.