22 days in Faro District & New York City Itinerary

22 days in Faro District & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in Faro District & New York City Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Drive:  3​h
1
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sagres, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  14​h 15​min
4
New York City, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal

Vila Real de Santo Antonio ©
Vila Real de Santo António is a city, civil parish, and municipality in the Algarve, Portugal. Step out of Vila Real de Santo Antonio with an excursion to Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo in Alcoutim--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Caramelo Beach Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Monte Gordo, make a trip to Saberes do Algarve, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Cacela.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Vila Real de Santo Antonio journey maker app .

Lisbon to Vila Real de Santo Antonio is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Vila Real de Santo Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sagres.

Things to do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Altura, Mercado Municipal de Castro Marim, Fortaleza de Cacela, Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo
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Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo ©
Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo
Praia da Alagoa ©
Praia da Alagoa

4
nights
Sagres, Portugal

Sagres ©
Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Explore Sagres' surroundings by going to Aljezur (Horseback Riding Tours, Vale Figueiras Beach, & more) and Praia Vale Dos Homens (in Rogil). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, steep yourself in history at Ponta do Castelo, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sagres online day trip planner .

Getting from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Sagres by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sagres are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Telheiro Beach, Praia Vale Dos Homens, Ponta do Castelo
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Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
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 (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta Da Piedale), Tavira Island (in Tavira) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Beach of Our Lady of the Rock, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, and stroll through Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Albufeira trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagos, Lagoa, Algarve, Tavira Island
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil

9
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Albufeira to New York City in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Albufeira in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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