7 days in Alentejo & Algarve Itinerary

7 days in Alentejo & Algarve Itinerary

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7 days in Alentejo & Algarve Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Grandola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sagres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Albufeira
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris


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1
night
Grandola

Grandola ©
Grândola is a town and municipality in Setúbal District in Portugal. On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Praia de Melides.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grandola trip planner .

Paris, France to Grandola is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Grandola. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Grandola to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sagres.

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Troia Beach
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Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Praia de Melides ©
Praia de Melides

3
nights
Sagres

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.
On the 12th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with Praia do Beliche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama and then enjoy the sand and surf at Salema Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagres vacation maker .

Drive from Grandola to Sagres in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grandola in August: highs in Sagres hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

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Vila do Bispo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia do Beliche ©
Praia do Beliche

2
nights
Albufeira

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Carvalho and Praia do Peneco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia da Coelha and Carvoeiro Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera) and Praia de Benagil (in Lagoa). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to FIESA - International Sand Sculpture Festival.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira holiday planner .

You can drive from Sagres to Albufeira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, Pescadores Beach, FIESA - International Sand Sculpture Festival
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Praia da Coelha ©
Praia da Coelha
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco
Pescadores Beach ©
Pescadores Beach

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