7 days in Algarve Itinerary

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Lagos
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sagres
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3
Ferragudo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Carvoeiro
Drive
5
Benagil
— 1 night
Drive
6
Monchique
Drive
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Albufeira
— 2 nights
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Tavira
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Lagos — 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and then stop by Rocha Surf Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lagos holiday maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Lagos is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lagos, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Lagos at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sagres.
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Sagres

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Porto da Baleeira.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sagres online day trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Sagres in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ferragudo.
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Ferragudo — 1 night

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ferragudo trip planner.

Drive from Sagres to Ferragudo in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ferragudo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Carvoeiro.
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Carvoeiro

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Carvoeiro tour itinerary builder website.

Carvoeiro is very close to Ferragudo. In September, daytime highs in Carvoeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Benagil.
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Benagil — 1 night

On the 28th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Benagil trip site.

Benagil is very close to Carvoeiro. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monchique.
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Monchique

Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monchique trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Benagil to Monchique takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Hermitage, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Vilamoura, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira day trip site.

You can drive from Monchique to Albufeira in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tavira.
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Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Tavira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Algarve travel guide

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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.
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