11 days in Algarve & Porto Itinerary

11 days in Algarve & Porto Itinerary

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Albufeira
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Albufeira

— 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Zebra Safari Tours. Attractions like Praia da Marinha and Zoomarine Algarve make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia, trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, and identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Albufeira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

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Porto

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Matosinhos Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Livraria Lello will thrill your kids. When in Porto, make a side trip to see Falua Massage Studio in Povoa de Varzim, approximately Povoa de Varzim away. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Douro River, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albufeira in May, with highs in Porto at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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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.