10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Faro Airport, Drive to Almancil
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Almancil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara de Nexe
— 1 night
Drive
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Faro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olhao
— 3 nights
Drive to Faro Airport, Fly to Vypin Island

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Almancil — 2 nights

Almancil is a town and civil parish in the municipality of Loulé, in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): play a few rounds at Quinta do Lago South, tee off at San Lorenzo Golf Course, then play a few rounds at Vale do Lobo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jardim Dos Amuadas, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908), buy something for everyone on your list at MAR Shopping Algarve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rotunda Das Communidades.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Almancil online route planner.

Vypin Island, India to Almancil is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 5.5 hours. In December, Almancil is cooler than Vypin Island - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara de Nexe.
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Santa Barbara de Nexe — 1 night

On the 27th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Mina de Sal-Gema de Loule, explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins of Milreu, and then stop by Canastra.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara de Nexe trip maker tool.

Santa Barbara de Nexe is very close to Almancil. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara de Nexe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Faro.
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Faro — 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Town Faro, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal de Faro. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia de Faro, then see Off-Road Tours, and then make a trip to Palacio de Estoi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Faro road trip app.

Faro is very close to Santa Barbara de Nexe. In December, daytime highs in Faro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Family-friendly places like Praia de Monte Gordo and Cabanas de Tavira Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Olhao to Vila Nova de Cacela to see Praia de Cacela Velha about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ilha da Culatra, stroll around Ria Formosa, cast your line with Passeios Ria Formosa, and shop like a local with Atelier Zea.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Olhao online trip itinerary planner.

Olhao is very close to Faro. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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