56 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

56 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
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Guimaraes, Portugal
— 1 night
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Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
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Vigo, Spain
— 4 nights
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La Coruna, Spain
— 4 nights
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Obidos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Sintra, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Odemira, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Melides, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Beja, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Praia do Homem do Leme, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, get engrossed in the history at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto, then examine the collection at Centro Portugues de Fotografia, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Campinas, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Campinas to Porto, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Campinas in October, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Guimaraes, Portugal

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then take in the awesome beauty at Montanha- Parque da Penha, then step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and then explore the ancient world of Citania de Briteiros.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Braga, Portugal

— 1 night

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Braga day trip planning website.

Braga is very close to Guimaraes. October in Braga sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vigo.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites

Vigo, Spain

— 4 nights
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Escape the urban bustle at Islas Cies and Playa Samil. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Quiñones de León and Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina. Explore Vigo's surroundings by going to Cambados (Casa Historica de Cambados & Plaza de Fefinans), Tui (Tui Cathedral & Ponte Internacional Tui-Valenca) and Tienda Museo La Toja (in Isla de la Toja). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo de Pontevedra, don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, learn about all things military at Meirande, and kick back and relax at Playa Vao.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vigo itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Braga to Vigo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Vigo. In October in Vigo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Coruna.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

La Coruna, Spain

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Molinos Mazonovo and Domus. You'll get in some beach time at As Catedrais Beach and Praia de Riazor. Get out of town with these interesting La Coruna side-trips: Lugo (Piscina Romana & Muralla Romana de Lugo).

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Coruna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vigo to La Coruna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in La Coruna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Museo de Historia Natural. Get in touch with nature at Vista Galicia - Day Tours and Playa Lagosteira. When in Santiago de Compostela, make a side trip to see Faro de Fisterra in Fisterra, approximately Fisterra away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at The City of Culture of Galicia, and make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela trip builder site.

You can drive from La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matosinhos Beach, then see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, then steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go all around town with Guides In Portugal and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner.

Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October: high temperatures in Porto hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. You will leave for Aveiro on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Aveiro, Portugal

— 3 nights
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Your inner history buff will appreciate Se Catedral de Viseu and Cattedrale di Aveiro. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Costa Nova and Ria de Aveiro. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu do Caramulo (in Caramulo) and Museu dos Descobrimentos (in Belmonte). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museu de Aveiro, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Aveiro, walk around Parque Infante D. Pedro, and admire the striking features of Aveiro Railway Station.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aveiro trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Porto to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Coimbra, Portugal

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Visit Capela de Sao Miguel and Old Monestary of Santa Clara for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Serra da Estrela (in Serra da Estrela) and Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Fatima on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fatima, Portugal

— 3 nights
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Get some cultural insight at Batalha Monastery and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Casa dos Patudos – Museu de Alpiarca and Wax Museum of Fátima will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Fatima to go to Marinha Grande and see Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Ferroviario, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Andre Arte Sacra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, and don't miss a visit to Valinhos Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fatima trip tool.

Drive from Coimbra to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fatima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Portugal

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso and Casa-Museu Passos Canavarro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré are in your itinerary. Explore Obidos' surroundings by going to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Museu da Lourinha (in Lourinha) and Nazare (Praia da Nazare & Miradouro do Suberco). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museu Abilio de Mattos e Silva, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter, make a trip to Obidos Village, and stop by Olaria S. Pedro.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fatima to Obidos in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja de Sao Roque. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary builder site.

Drive from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Sintra, Portugal

— 3 nights
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Popular historic sites such as Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra and Museu do Bonsai. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Guincho Beach, learn more about the world around you at Museu de Historia Natural, and kick back and relax at Praia do Magoito.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Sintra travel route planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In November in Sintra, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Portugal

— 2 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, then explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, and finally steep yourself in history at Aqueduto da Agua de Prata. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel, do a tasting at Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio De Almeida, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenaculo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Evora holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Evora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Evora are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Odemira.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Odemira, Portugal

— 2 nights
Odemira is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão, head outdoors with Praia de Zambujeira do Mar, then kick back and relax at Odeceixe Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Farol de Milfontes. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Castelo, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Praia do Malhao, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Sardao, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mar.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Odemira trip app.

You can drive from Evora to Odemira in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Melides.

Things to do in Odemira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Melides, Portugal

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Pego Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Alcacer do Sal, and then stroll through Comporta Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Grandola and then see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Melides journey planner.

Traveling by car from Odemira to Melides takes 1.5 hours. In November in Melides, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Melides

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora, Portugal

— 5 nights
You'll explore and learn at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Megalithica Ebora. Get some cultural insight at Monte da Ravasqueira and Museu do Relogio - Polo de Evora. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Cultural de Marvao (in Marvao), Praia Fluvial de Mourao (in Mourao) and Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha (in Castelo de Vide). See some other sides of Evora: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede, see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, and explore the historical opulence of Monsaraz Castle and Walls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Evora sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Melides to Evora in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Beja.

Things to do in Evora

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Beja, Portugal

— 2 nights
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Get outdoors at Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo and Pulo do Lobo. Museum-lovers will appreciate eco Palacete Palma Borralho Relogio and Museu Regional de Beja (Museu Rainha D. Leonor). Explore Beja's surroundings by going to Mertola (Praia Fluvial da Mina de Sao Domingos & Castelo de Mertola) and Alcoutim (Archaeological Museum & Villa Romana do Montinho das Laranjeiras). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Castelo de Beja and appreciate the history behind Pelourinho de Beja.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Beja online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Beja takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Beja

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portugal

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, then take in the exciting artwork at Olaria Pequena, and finally take in the exciting artwork at BAM Art Gallery. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anthony, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lagos journey maker app.

Getting from Beja to Lagos by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lagos when traveling from Beja in November, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Serralves and Belomonte 20. See some other sides of Porto: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Miramar.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lagos to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in November, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Alentejo travel guide

4.3
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...

Algarve travel guide

4.2
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.