14 days in Algarve Itinerary

14 days in Algarve Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Faro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Carvoeiro
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Lagos
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Faro side-trips: Tavira (Sao Bras Chapel, Tavira Island, &more). There's lots more to do: cool off at Aquashow Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Faro vacation maker tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Faro is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in August, expect Faro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carvoeiro.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tavira, Marina de Vilamoura, Aquashow Park
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Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Algar Seco. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Slide & Splash - Parque Aquatico - Water Slide Park, take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Vale de Covo Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Carvoeiro driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Faro to Carvoeiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carvoeiro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lagos.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagoa, Praia da Marinha
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Algar Seco ©
Algar Seco
Speed Boats Tours

8
nights
Lagos

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe) and Sagres (Porto da Baleeira, Cape Saint Vincent, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and kick back and relax at Bordeira Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos visit planner.

Lagos is just a stone's throw from Carvoeiro. In August, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sagres, Aljezur, Portimao, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Luz
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

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