22 days in Algarve Itinerary

22 days in Algarve Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Portimao
— 5 nights
2
Lagos
— 7 nights
3
Faro
— 8 nights

5
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo de Beja and Castelo de Serpa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Misericordia of Alvor and Porta de Evora - Arco romano de Beja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portimao: Aljustrel (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo & Castelo de Aljustrel), Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal (in Beja) and Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museu de Portimao, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de Alvor.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portimao attractions planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Portimao is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in February, things will get warmer in Portimao: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Portimao

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beja, Aljustrel, Albufeira, Silves, Basilica Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao
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Castelo de Beja ©
Castelo de Beja
Castelo de Serpa ©
Castelo de Serpa
Church of Misericordia of Alvor ©
Church of Misericordia of Alvor

7
nights
Lagos

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 some historical perspective at Cape Saint Vincent and Church of St. Anthony. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Praia de Almograve (in Almograve), Torre da Aspa (in Vila do Bispo) and Vila Nova de Milfontes (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Farol de Milfontes). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mar, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around Badoca Safari Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lagos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sagres, Sines, Odemira, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Forte de Almádena
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

8
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Faro Cathedral and Igreja do Carmo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de Mertola and Muralhas de Faro. Explore Faro's surroundings by going to Cerro da Vila (in Vilamoura), Fortaleza de Cacela (in Vila Nova de Cacela) and Tavira (Ermida de Sao Sebastiao, Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Faro, walk around Ria Formosa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

Discover how to plan a Faro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lagos to Faro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Faro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mertola, Olhao, Loule, Tavira, Cerro da Vila
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Mertola ©
Castelo de Mertola
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral

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