5 days in Tavira & Olhao Itinerary

5 days in Tavira & Olhao Itinerary

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5 days in Tavira & Olhao Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  3​h
1
Tavira
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tavira

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santiago de Tavira, don't miss a visit to Camera Obscura, then make a trip to Estatua Do Marques de Pombal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora dos Martires Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Cacela. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cabanas de Tavira beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Tavira d'Artes, then examine the collection at Centro Interpretativo do Abastecimento de Agua a Tavira, then make a trip to Ponte Romana, and finally look for gifts at Praia-Mar - Maria José Dias Da Palma Simão Mestre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira vacation planner .

Lisbon to Tavira is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July in Tavira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Olhao.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Cacela, Estatua Do Marques de Pombal, Nossa Senhora dos Martires Church
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Cabanas de Tavira beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira beach
Camera Obscura ©
Camera Obscura

3
nights
Olhao

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Sunride Rent-a-moto has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape St. Mary. Explore Olhao's surroundings by going to San Lorenzo Golf Course (in Quinta do Lago) and Tennisinportugal (in Vale do Lobo). Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Algarve, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and look for gifts at QM Country Shop and Garden Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Olhao vacation planner .

Olhao is just a stone's throw from Tavira. July in Olhao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Olhao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Faro, Almancil, Loule, San Lorenzo Golf Course
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Sunride Rent-a-moto ©
Sunride Rent-a-moto
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Lorenzo Golf Course ©
San Lorenzo Golf Course