8 days in Algarve Itinerary

8 days in Algarve Itinerary

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8 days in Algarve Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Albufeira
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Sagres

Sagres ©
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.
Attractions like Praia da Luz and Praia da Cordoama make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Rogil (Praia da Carriagem & Praia Vale Dos Homens) and Aljezur (Vale Figueiras Beach & Praia do Amado). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent and enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sagres travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sagres is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, Sagres is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rogil, Vila do Bispo, Aljezur, Praia da Luz
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Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens

4
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoomarine Algarve and Praia dos Olhos de Água. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta Da Piedale), Cross of Portugal (in Silves) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a splash at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Silves, Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, Aquashow Park, Praia da Marinha
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach

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