6 days in Algarve Itinerary

6 days in Algarve Itinerary

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6 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  14 h 15 min
1
Albufeira
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Chicago

1
night
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia do Peneco, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then stroll through Algarve. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Albufeira is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Albufeira, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Algarve
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Speed Boats Tours
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alvor Boardwalk. On the 18th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Dona Ana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Casa do "Vo" Serafim, then take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and finally stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portimao trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Portimao in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Kayaking & Canoeing

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