10 days in Algarve Itinerary

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Lagos
— 5 nights
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Olhao
— 4 nights
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Lagos — 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

Escape the urban bustle at Praia Da Rocha and Praia do Beliche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia dos Tres Irmaos and Arrifana Beach. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Aljezur (Praia Da Amoreira & Praia do Monte Clérigo), Martinhal Beach (in Sagres) and Salema Beach (in Vila do Bispo). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Pinhao, kick back and relax at Praia da Batata, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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London, UK to Lagos is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, Lagos is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Olhao.
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Olhao — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Verde and Far-Eco Tuk. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Manta Rota and Ilha de Armona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olhao: Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours (in Tavira), Praia da Quarteira (in Quarteira) and Praia da Alagoa (in Altura). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Drive from Lagos to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Olhao can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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