29 days in Alentejo & Faro Itinerary

29 days in Alentejo & Faro Itinerary

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Setubal
— 6 nights
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Evora
— 6 nights
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Carvalhal
— 1 night
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Porto Covo
— 3 nights
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Faro
— 12 nights
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Setubal

— 6 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Visit Praia de Galapinhos and Praia do Creiro for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Parque Natural da Arrabida and Troia Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Setubal's surroundings by going to Sesimbra (Ribeira do Cavalo Beach & Praia da California), Troia (Sado Emotion & Praia Atlantica de Soltroia) and Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei (in Almada). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Anicha Beach, kick back and relax at Praia de Foz, contemplate the long history of Palacio e Quinta da Bacalhoa, and get your bearings at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Setubal holiday planner.

Bristol, UK to Setubal is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. August in Setubal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora

— 6 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Capela dos Ossos and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Fluvial de Mourao and Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Evora, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Portugal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Evora route tool.

You can drive from Setubal to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Setubal in August: highs in Evora hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carvalhal.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Carvalhal

— 1 night
On the 17th (Mon), trot along with Cavalos na Areia, then stroll through Praia do Carvalhal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pego Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carvalhal online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Evora to Carvalhal in 2 hours. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carvalhal: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Covo.

Things to do in Carvalhal

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Porto Covo

— 3 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia da Samoqueira and Ilha do Pessegueiro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Grande and Praia de Melides. Venture out of the city with trips to Grandola (Praia da Aberta Nova, Praia da Gale-Fontainhas, &more).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Covo planning app.

You can drive from Carvalhal to Porto Covo in an hour. While traveling from Carvalhal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Porto Covo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Faro.

Things to do in Porto Covo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Faro

— 12 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Bring the kids along to Aquashow Park and Tavira Island. Visit Praia do Barril and Praia Verde for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Vila Real de Santo Antonio (Caramelo Beach Club & Praca Marques de Pombal), Tavira (Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, A Joaninha, &more) and Vila Nova de Cacela (Fortaleza de Cacela, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Faro travel planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Covo to Faro takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto Covo in August: highs in Faro hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Alentejo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
The fertile plains extending from the lush banks of the Tagus River set the pace of life in Alentejo, a largely agricultural region in the south-central part of Portugal. Underrated as a holiday destination, the region remains unspoiled by mass tourism a...