12 days in Algarve, Troia & Sesimbra Itinerary

12 days in Algarve, Troia & Sesimbra Itinerary

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12 days in Algarve, Troia & Sesimbra Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Albufeira
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Troia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sesimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Lisbon

6
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Cross of Portugal (in Silves), Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Praia Dona Ana) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, cool off at Slide & Splash - Water Slide Park, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, and don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albufeira day trip tool .

Lisbon to Albufeira is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Troia.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Silves, Praia Da Rocha, Marina de Vilamoura, Cape Saint Vincent
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
nights
Troia

Troia ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Aldeia da Terra (in Arraiolos), Grutas de Mira de Aire (in Mira de Aire) and Evora (University of Evora, Praca do Giraldo, & more).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Troia road trip app .

Drive from Albufeira to Troia in 2 hours. Traveling from Albufeira in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Troia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Sesimbra.

Things to do in Troia

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora, Grutas de Mira de Aire, Aldeia da Terra
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Sesimbra

Sesimbra ©
Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Praia da California and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fonte dos Pasmados and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ribeira do Cavalo Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sesimbra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Troia to Sesimbra by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Sesimbra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesimbra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fonte dos Pasmados
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Praia da California ©
Praia da California
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach ©
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach

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