9 days in Algarve Itinerary

9 days in Algarve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Algarve travel planner

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Faro
— 2 nights
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Lagos
— 6 nights
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Faro

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Faro: Tavira (Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo & Tavira Island) and Hugo's Quad Bike Adventure (in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Ria Formosa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Faro trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Faro. In October, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lagos

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia da Rocha (Praia Da Rocha & Rocha Surf Shop). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, see Off-Road Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Praia Gale.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lagos online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lagos are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Algarve travel guide

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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.