5 days in Algarve Itinerary

5 days in Algarve Itinerary

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Lagos
— 1 night
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Sao Bartolomeu de Messines
— 3 nights
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Lagos

— 1 night

Jewel of the Algarve

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 24th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then stroll through Praia Dona Ana.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Lagos is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Sao Bartolomeu de Messines.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Sao Bartolomeu de Messines

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Bartolomeu de Messines: Algarve (in Silves), Olhos de Agua ( Praia dos Olhos de Água & Praia da Falesia) and Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines visit site.

Getting from Lagos to Sao Bartolomeu de Messines by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.