8 days in Larnaca, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Larnaca, Algarve & Porto Itinerary

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Larnaca, Cyprus
— 1 night
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights

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Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca ©
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Larnaca travel itinerary planner.

Paphos to Larnaca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October in Larnaca, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, &more) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, and get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Larnaca to Albufeira takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Larnaca in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albufeira: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Algarve, Praia Da Rocha
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, thengo for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Livraria Lello, and then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto holiday builder app.

You can fly from Albufeira to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Porto. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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