28 days in Algarve Itinerary

28 days in Algarve Itinerary

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28 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Southampton
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Odeceixe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Sagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Silves
— 3 nights
8
Silves
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Southampton

5
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Castelo de Beja and Centro Historico de Albufeira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Falesia Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Serpa (in Serpa) and Beja (Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal & Porta de Evora - Arco romano de Beja). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Eulalia, and explore the ancient world of Cerro da Vila.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner .

Southampton, UK to Albufeira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Southampton in May, with highs in Albufeira at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Vila Real de Santo Antonio.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beja, Castelo de Serpa, Cerro da Vila, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Beja ©
Castelo de Beja
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Church, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, then kick back and relax at Praia de Monte Gordo, and finally enjoy the sea views from Farol de Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Praca Marques de Pombal, don't miss a visit to Estatua Do Marques de Pombal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Cacela Velha.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vila Real de Santo Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Albufeira to Vila Real de Santo Antonio in 1.5 hours. In June in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Cacela, Praia de Monte Gordo
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo
Praia Cacela Velha ©
Praia Cacela Velha
Fortaleza de Cacela ©
Fortaleza de Cacela

5
nights
Odeceixe

Odeceixe ©
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arrifana Beach and Praia do Monte Clérigo. Relax by the water at Praia Da Amoreira and Praia do Amado. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odeceixe: Saki (in Santo Andre) and Sines (Centro Historico de Sines & Sines Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Aljezur and see the interesting displays at Museu Pintor Jose Cercas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Odeceixe tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Odeceixe in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Odeceixe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aljezur, Sines, Saki
Highlights from your plan
Arrifana Beach ©
Arrifana Beach
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Praia do Monte Clérigo ©
Praia do Monte Clérigo

2
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, and then contemplate the long history of Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Ingrina and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Zavial.

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Getting from Odeceixe to Sagres by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Sagres are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vila do Bispo
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia do Zavial ©
Praia do Zavial

3
nights
Lagos

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tres Castelos Beach and Praia do Canavial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Antigo Mercado de Escravos. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vau Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Divino Salvador, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, and learn about winemaking at Monte da Casteleja.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sagres to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lagos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Burgau Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vau Beach ©
Vau Beach
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
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 16th (Tue): stroll through Praia da Quarteira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, and finally contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Faro. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Trafal Beach, then kick back and relax at Cape St. Mary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faro Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Faro day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Faro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Silves.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Quarteira, Olhao, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Quarteira ©
Praia da Quarteira
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro

3
nights
Silves

Silves ©
Get some historical perspective at Castelo de Silves and Silves Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Quinta Do Frances Winery and Armacao de Pera Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Praia da Marinha in Caramujeira (about 32 minutes away).

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

Traveling by car from Faro to Silves takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Silves sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Silves.

Things to do in Silves

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Quinta Do Frances Winery ©
Quinta Do Frances Winery
Armacao de Pera Beach ©
Armacao de Pera Beach

3
nights
Silves

Silves ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Feira Medieval de Silves and then do a tasting at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Benagil, then kick back and relax at Vale de Covo Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Silves trip planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Silves

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lagoa, Carvoeiro
Highlights from your plan
Vale de Covo Beach ©
Vale de Covo Beach
Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate ©
Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate
Feira Medieval de Silves ©
Feira Medieval de Silves

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