12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Tavira
— 5 nights
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Lagos
— 6 nights
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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Cacela Velha and Ilha de Armona. Visit Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours and Praia Verde for some beach relaxation. Step out of Tavira with an excursion to Kayaking & Canoeing in Olhao--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Praia da Terra Estreita, steep yourself in history at Forte de Santo Antonio de Tavira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, and look for gifts at Casa das Portas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tavira online journey planner.

Lisbon to Tavira is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. June in Tavira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia dos Tres Irmaos and Praia Grande. Visit Tres Castelos Beach and Pescadores Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Lagos with an excursion to Galeria Arte Algarve in Ferragudo--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Praia do Pinhao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Boneca, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and hike along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.