22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner
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Portimao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albufeira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Faro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tavira
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lisbon
— 1 night

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Portimao — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Meia Praia & Ponta da Piedade) and Sagres (Fortaleza de Sagres & Cape Saint Vincent). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach, stroll through Praia de Alvor, and get a dose of the wild on AlgarveXplorers.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portimao road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport) and Faro Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 3 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Albufeira is known for beaches, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia, stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Albufeira, and learn about winemaking at Quinta Do Canhoto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Portimao to Albufeira takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Faro.
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Faro — 5 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Thu) at Aquashow Park. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Faro driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Faro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Faro are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Olhao.
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Olhao — 3 nights

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Olhao is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ria Formosa, step off the mainland to explore Ilha da Culatra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and relax in the rural setting at Dias de Aromas.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Olhao online travel route planner.

Olhao is very close to Faro. In November in Olhao, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tavira.
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Tavira — 6 nights

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Get out of town with these interesting Tavira side-trips: Praca Marques de Pombal (in Vila Real de Santo Antonio) and Pulo do Lobo (in Mertola). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tavira, don't miss a visit to Praca da Republica, and kick back and relax at Praia de Cacela Velha.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tavira trip maker app.

Tavira is very close to Olhao. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Gare do Oriente, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel route site.

You can fly from Tavira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tavira in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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