8 days in Algarve Itinerary

8 days in Algarve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Algarve travel planner

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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Faro
— 2 nights
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Lagos

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Sagres (Fortaleza de Sagres & Cape Saint Vincent) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Mon) at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, stroll through Praia do Peneco, and stay fit while traveling at Sabai Thai Massage Praia da Rocha.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos sightseeing app.

Porto to Lagos is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in July, with highs in Lagos at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head off the coast to Tavira Island and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Aquashow Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Faro visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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.