4 days in Algarve Itinerary

4 days in Algarve Itinerary

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4 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Portimao
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Lagos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Praia da Marinha, then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia of Alvor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portimao online trip itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Portimao is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Portimao due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lagos.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Castelo de Silves
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Castelo de Silves ©
Castelo de Silves

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Dona Ana, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip app .

Lagos is just a stone's throw from Portimao. In September in Lagos, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Statue of Gil Eanes ©
Statue of Gil Eanes

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Albufeira

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Praia do Peneco and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan my day in Albufeira using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Albufeira are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Centro Historico de Albufeira ©
Centro Historico de Albufeira
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco

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