11 days in Faro District Itinerary

11 days in Faro District Itinerary

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11 days in Faro District Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Lagoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Carvoeiro
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Albufeira
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Exeter

2
nights
Lagoa

Lagoa ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha do Pessegueiro, then get outside with Praia do Malhao, and then trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lagoa trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Lagoa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Lagoa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Castelo de Silves, Ilha do Pessegueiro
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Ilha do Pessegueiro ©
Ilha do Pessegueiro
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

2
nights
Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia Grande, Head underground at Praia do Vale de Centeanes, and then hike along Praia do Carvalho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montes da Fóia, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape at Algar Seco, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carvoeiro Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carvoeiro planning app .

Carvoeiro is very close to Lagoa. In July in Carvoeiro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Lagos.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Grande, Montes da Fóia
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Praia do Vale de Centeanes ©
Praia do Vale de Centeanes
Praia do Carvalho ©
Praia do Carvalho
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent. Fortaleza de Sagres and Castelo de Aljezur will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Arrifana Beach), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Sagres (Praia do Beliche & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, contemplate the long history of Forte de Almádena, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos journey planning site .

Lagos is very close to Carvoeiro. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Aljezur, Praia Da Rocha, Forte de Almádena
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Take a break from the city and head to Family Golf Park and Falesia Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia dos Salgados and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Castelo de Mertola (in Mertola), Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (in Almancil) and Faro (Precious Time & Faro Cathedral). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Coelha.

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You can drive from Lagos to Albufeira in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Faro, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Family Golf Park, Castelo de Mertola
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Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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