11 days in Algarve Itinerary

11 days in Algarve Itinerary

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11 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Carrapateira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Vila Real de Santo Antonio ©
Vila Real de Santo António is a city, civil parish, and municipality in the Algarve, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Farol de Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira beach.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Vila Real de Santo Antonio vacation maker website .

London, UK to Vila Real de Santo Antonio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Vila Real de Santo Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carrapateira.

Things to do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia de Monte Gordo, Cabanas de Tavira beach, Fortaleza de Cacela, Praia Verde
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Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Praia Cacela Velha ©
Praia Cacela Velha
Praia Verde ©
Praia Verde

3
nights
Carrapateira

Carrapateira ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bordeira Beach and Praia da Cordoama. Visit Torre da Aspa and Ponta do Castelo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrapateira: Montes da Fóia (in Monchique), Praia da Luz (in Luz) and Salema Beach (in Vila do Bispo).

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carrapateira online day trip planner .

You can drive from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Carrapateira in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Carrapateira can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Carrapateira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila do Bispo, Montes da Fóia, Praia da Luz
Highlights from your plan
Bordeira Beach ©
Bordeira Beach
Amado Beach ©
Amado Beach
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Carvalho and Praia da Coelha. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia dos Salgados and Praia da Marinha. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia de Alvor (in Portimao), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Carvoeiro Beach (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albufeira vacation maker site .

Getting from Carrapateira to Albufeira by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro, Castelo de Silves, Praia da Marinha, Faro Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Alvor ©
Praia de Alvor
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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