50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Faro
— 2 nights
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Odemira
— 2 nights
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Setubal
— 3 nights
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Monsaraz
— 4 nights
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Beja
— 3 nights
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Mertola
— 4 nights
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Lagos
— 3 nights
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Olhao
— 3 nights
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Monchique
— 7 nights
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Sagres
— 7 nights
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Vila do Bispo
— 5 nights
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Silves
— 2 nights
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Lagoa
— 4 nights
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Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 15th (Wed), get great views at Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Capela dos Ossos, don't miss a visit to Comur - Conserveira de Portugal, then race across the water with Animaris Ilha Deserta, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Faro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Faro trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Faro is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Faro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, things will get a bit warmer in Faro: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Odemira.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Odemira

— 2 nights
Odemira is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach and then hike along Rota Vicentina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mar, then head outdoors with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Sardao, and finally make a trip to Farol Cabo Sardão.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Odemira trip builder site.

You can drive from Faro to Odemira in 2 hours. Traveling from Faro in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Odemira. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Setubal.

Things to do in Odemira

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Setubal

— 3 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get outside with Serra da Arrabida, then explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Galapinhos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get all the information you need at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Figueirinha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, and finally make a trip to Overlooking Lisbon.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Setubal route planner.

You can drive from Odemira to Setubal in 2 hours. April in Setubal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monsaraz.

Things to do in Setubal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Monsaraz

— 4 nights
Monsaraz is a civil parish of the municipality of the Reguengos de Monsaraz, on the right margin of the Guadiana River in Portuguese Alentejo region, near its border with Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monsaraz: Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel (in Estremoz), Adega Mayor (in Campo Maior) and Elvas (Aqueduto Da Amoreira & Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Monsaraz Castle and Walls, learn about winemaking at Ervideira, don't miss a visit to Urban and Traditional Center of Monsaraz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericórdia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monsaraz online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Setubal to Monsaraz takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beja.

Things to do in Monsaraz

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Beja

— 3 nights
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Step out of Beja to go to Minas do Lousal and see Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Aqueduto de Serpa, pause for some photo ops at Pelourinho de Beja, see the interesting displays at Cella Vinaria Antiqua, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora Dos Prazeres E Museu Episcopal.

Discover how to plan a Beja trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Monsaraz to Beja by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Beja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mertola.

Things to do in Beja

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mertola

— 4 nights
Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mertola: Alcoutim (Menires do Lavajo, Castle of Alcoutim, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Mertola, walk around Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Anunciacao, and steep yourself in history at Ponte de Mertola / Torre do Rio.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mertola sightseeing tool.

Getting from Beja to Mertola by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mertola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Mertola

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Lagos with a short trip to Church of St. Anthony in Lisbon, about 3 hours away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mertola to Lagos takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mertola in May since evenings lows in Lagos dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Olhao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Olhao

— 3 nights
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Get out of town with these interesting Olhao side-trips: Cabanas de Tavira Beach (in Cabanas) and Tavira (Tavira Island & Rosa Amor). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, head off the coast to Ilha da Fuzeta, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Olhao road trip planning website.

Getting from Lagos to Olhao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Olhao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monchique.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Monchique

— 7 nights
Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). Explore Monchique's surroundings by going to Rogil (Praia da Carriagem & Praia Vale Dos Homens). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Montes da Fóia, walk around Parque da Mina, and shop like a local with Arte Bongard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Monchique journey maker website.

Getting from Olhao to Monchique by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Monchique, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Sagres.

Things to do in Monchique

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sagres

— 7 nights

End of the World

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.
Sagres is known for historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Mareta Beach, and get outside with Praia do Tonel.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sagres online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monchique to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. In May in Sagres, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will leave for Vila do Bispo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Vila do Bispo

— 5 nights
Vila do Bispo is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve. Take a break from Vila do Bispo with a short trip to Arrifana Beach in Aljezur, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Praia da Cordoama, kick back and relax at Salema Beach, tee off at Golf Santo Antonio, and trek along Pontal da Carrapateira.

Plan trip to Vila do Bispo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Vila do Bispo is just a short distance from Sagres. In May, daytime highs in Vila do Bispo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Silves.

Things to do in Vila do Bispo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Silves

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Barragem do Arade, get in on the family fun at Krazy World Zoo, then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Silves Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Mr Frutas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Armacao de Pera Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Silves trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Vila do Bispo to Silves in an hour. In May in Silves, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lagoa.

Things to do in Silves

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Lagoa

— 4 nights
Lagoa is known for theme parks, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, make a trip to Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, and explore the fascinating underground world of Vale de Centeanes Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lagoa tour itinerary planner.

Lagoa is just a stone's throw from Silves. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lagoa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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...