14 days in Algarve Itinerary

14 days in Algarve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Algarve Trip Planner

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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Alvor
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Alvor
— 5 nights
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Tavira
— 6 nights
Drive to Faro Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport

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Alvor

— 5 nights
Formerly a fishing village, Alvor showcases popular beaches and more secluded coves along Portugal's southern coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Falesia and Praia do Camilo. When in Alvor, make a side trip to see Praia Gale in Gale, approximately Gale away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, look for gifts at Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagos, and stroll through Praia da Luz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alvor road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Alvor is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Alvor. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Alvor. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tavira.

Things to do in Alvor

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Tavira

— 6 nights
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Fado com Historia has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Old Town Faro (in Faro) and Mercado Do Peixe (in Quarteira). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tavira trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alvor to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tavira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tavira

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

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.