8 days in Faro District Itinerary

8 days in Faro District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Faro District trip itinerary planner

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Lagos
— 4 nights
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Sagres
— 3 nights
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Faro

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Lagos

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera), Olaria Pequena (in Porches) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, relax and rejuvenate at Swan Day Spa, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online route planner.

Albufeira to Lagos is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In January in Lagos, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sagres

— 3 nights

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 5th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get outside with Praia do Beliche, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Martinhal Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Amado Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bordeira Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagres itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Sagres in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sagres are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Faro.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Faro

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll around Ria Formosa, then contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Faro, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Faro travel tool.

Drive from Sagres to Faro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Faro District travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Although the city of Faro remains its main attraction, Faro District also boasts a string of small towns made for sightseeing on foot. Medieval Europeans considered this southernmost part of Portugal the edge of the world, but today the tourism-oriented district serves as one of the country's liveliest vacation destinations. The coastline's modern resorts draw huge crowds at the peak of the season, while the quieter interior lures mostly cyclists and walkers eager to discover the more traditional side of Portugal. As an alternative vacation idea to staying in a single resort, use the well-connected city of Faro as your base and divide your time among the district's quaint villages, which preserve their local culture and traditional cooking.