11 days in Algarve Itinerary

11 days in Algarve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Algarve tour planner

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Albufeira
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sagres
— 5 nights
Bus to Faro, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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Albufeira

— 5 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia dos Pescadores and Odeceixe Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Carvalho Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Pro Putting Garden (in Lagos), Alvor (Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Praia de Alvor, &more) and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (in Almancil). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Algarve Discovery, stroll through Praia do Peneco, kick back and relax at Praia Grande, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Albufeira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Albufeira at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sagres

— 5 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Arrifana Beach and Praia do Monte Clérigo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Da Amoreira and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Sagres, make a side trip to see Castelo de Aljezur in Aljezur, approximately Aljezur away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salema Beach, take in the waterfront at Porto da Baleeira, get outside with Praia do Beliche, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amado Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagres trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Albufeira to Sagres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Sagres sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.