6 days in Portugal Itinerary

6 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal tour itinerary planner

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Aljezur
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Sagres
— 1 night
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3
Lagos
Drive
4
Carvoeiro
— 1 night
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ferragudo
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Faro
Drive
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Tavira
— 1 night
Drive
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Nazare
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Aljezur

Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. On the 17th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Aljezur and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Amoreira.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aljezur road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Aljezur. In August, daily temperatures in Aljezur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Aljezur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Sagres

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sagres planner.

Traveling by car from Aljezur to Sagres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Sagres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Lagos.

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites

Lagos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statue of Gil Eanes and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos road trip planning app.

Getting from Sagres to Lagos by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Tours

Carvoeiro

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carvoeiro journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Carvoeiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carvoeiro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Albufeira

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Pescadores, stroll through Praia Sao Rafael, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planning tool.

Drive from Carvoeiro to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Ferragudo.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Ferragudo

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Grande.

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Drive from Albufeira to Ferragudo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ferragudo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Ferragudo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Faro trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Ferragudo to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tavira

— 1 night
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tavira trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Faro to Tavira by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Nazare.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks

Nazare

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca and then kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

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Getting from Tavira to Nazare by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tavira in August, with highs in Nazare at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

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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.