8 days in Algarve Itinerary

8 days in Algarve Itinerary

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8 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Faro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lagos
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Tavira (Tavira Island, Praia do Barril, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, have fun at Tennisinportugal, and sample the tasty concoctions at Algarve Rock Brewery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Faro trip planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Faro is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in December, with highs in Faro at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tavira, Olhao, Tennisinportugal, Marina de Vilamoura
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Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Old Town Faro ©
Old Town Faro
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island

4
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Fortaleza de Sagres) and Castelo de Silves (in Silves). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lagos journey planner .

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portimao, Sagres, Castelo de Silves
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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