41 days in Algarve Itinerary

41 days in Algarve Itinerary

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41 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sagres
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vila Nova de Cacela
— 13 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Berlin

13
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Falesia Beach and Hop On Hop Off Islands. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de Silves and Igreja Matriz de Quelfes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Silves (Municipio de Silves, Feira Medieval de Silves, & more), Olhao (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ria Formosa) and Carvoeiro (Vale de Centeanes Beach, Praia marinha, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados, stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, and cruise along Precious Time.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albufeira day trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Albufeira is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Albufeira are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Silves, Faro, Carvoeiro, Olhao, Portimao
Highlights from your plan
Lagoa dos Salgados ©
Lagoa dos Salgados
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

14
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ponta da Piedade and Meia Praia. Cape Saint Vincent and Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade will appeal to history buffs. Explore Sagres' surroundings by going to Praia da Luz (in Luz), Lagos (Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), Church of Santa Maria, & more) and Portugal Walks (in Vila do Bispo). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, see human ingenuity at work at Barragem da Bravura, kick back and relax at Praia da Cordoama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Odeceixe Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sagres trip planner .

Drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Sagres sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vila Nova de Cacela.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Carrapateira, Rogil
Highlights from your plan
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

13
nights
Vila Nova de Cacela

Vila Nova de Cacela ©
Get in touch with nature at Xiribeachbar - Ilha de Tavira and Praia de Monte Gordo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle of Alcoutim and Castelo de Castro Marim. Get out of town with these interesting Vila Nova de Cacela side-trips: Moncarapacho Museum (in Moncarapacho), Praia do Barril (in Tavira) and Museu do Traje (in Sao Bras de Alportel).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vila Nova de Cacela online trip builder .

Getting from Sagres to Vila Nova de Cacela by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Vila Nova de Cacela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Castro Marim, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Alcoutim, Moncarapacho Museum
Highlights from your plan
Xiri Beach Bar ©
Xiri Beach Bar
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

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