4 days in Algarve Itinerary

4 days in Algarve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Algarve travel planner

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Albufeira
— 1 night
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Silves
— 2 nights
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Albufeira

— 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You've now added Enjoy Albufeira Drivers to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, get where you need to go with Enjoy Albufeira Drivers, then get your game on at Crazy Paintball Adventure, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro, then ride a horse along Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner.

Faro to Albufeira is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. January in Albufeira sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Silves.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Silves

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Picota, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao, and then step into the grandiose world of Feira Medieval de Silves. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Mr Frutas, then stroll through Praia da Marinha, and then explore the ancient world of Castelo de Silves.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Silves day trip planning site.

You can drive from Albufeira to Silves in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Silves can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Silves

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.