29 days in Alentejo & Faro Itinerary

29 days in Alentejo & Faro Itinerary

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Setubal
— 6 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Carvalhal
— 1 night
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Porto Covo
— 3 nights
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Faro
— 12 nights
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Setubal

Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Visit Praia de Galapinhos and Praia do Creiro for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Parque Natural da Arrabida and Anicha Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Setubal's surroundings by going to Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei (in Almada), Sesimbra (Ribeira do Cavalo Beach & Praia da California) and Troia (Troia Beach, Sado Emotion, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Coelhos, contemplate the long history of Palacio e Quinta da Bacalhoa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Foz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria da Graca.

To find out how to plan a trip to Setubal, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bristol, UK to Setubal is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August in Setubal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

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Evora

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Capela dos Ossos and Skydive Portugal. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Fluvial de Mourao and Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), take in the architecture and design of University of Evora, delve into the distant past at Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Evora trip planner.

You can drive from Setubal to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Setubal in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carvalhal.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

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Carvalhal

On the 17th (Mon), trot along with Cavalos na Areia, then stroll through Praia do Carvalhal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pego Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carvalhal online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Evora to Carvalhal in 2 hours. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carvalhal: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Covo.

Things to do in Carvalhal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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Porto Covo

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia Grande and Comporta Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Samoqueira and Praia de Melides. Venture out of the city with trips to Grandola (Praia da Aberta Nova & Praia da Gale-Fontainhas).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto Covo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carvalhal to Porto Covo takes an hour. While traveling from Carvalhal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Porto Covo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto Covo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Bring the kids along to Aquashow Park and Praia do Barril. Visit Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Praia de Cacela Velha for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Tavira (Tavira Island, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, &more), Vila Nova de Cacela (Fortaleza de Cacela, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Church, &more) and Vila Real de Santo Antonio (Caramelo Beach Club & Praca Marques de Pombal). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Monte Gordo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Faro travel planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Covo to Faro takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto Covo in August: highs in Faro hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 1:

Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...