11 days in Castelo Branco District & Serra da Estrela Itinerary

11 days in Castelo Branco District & Serra da Estrela Itinerary

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Proenca-a-Nova
— 2 nights
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Belmonte
— 4 nights
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Serra da Estrela
— 3 nights
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Proenca-a-Nova

— 2 nights
Proença-a-Nova is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia das Rocas (in Castanheira de Pera), Portas do Rodao (in Vila Velha de Rodao) and Lago Azul (in Ferreira do Zezere). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Praia Fluvial do Malhadal, see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva Da Floresta, and head outdoors with Penedo Furado.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Proenca-a-Nova trip itinerary builder tool.

Lisbon to Proenca-a-Nova is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Proenca-a-Nova

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Monsanto

— 1 night
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto, steep yourself in history at Monsanto, and then stroll through Penha Garcia.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monsanto route planner.

You can drive from Proenca-a-Nova to Monsanto in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belmonte.

Things to do in Monsanto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Belmonte

— 4 nights
Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu) and Se-Catedral da Guarda (in Guarda). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Belmonte, see the interesting displays at Museu dos Descobrimentos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga de Belmonte, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja De Santiago E Panteao Dos Cabrais.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belmonte holiday planner.

You can drive from Monsanto to Belmonte in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Serra da Estrela.

Things to do in Belmonte

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Serra da Estrela

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Serra da Estrela: Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo (in Arganil), Foz d'Egua (in Piodao) and Santa Luzia Dam (in Pampilhosa da Serra).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Serra da Estrela trip maker site.

You can drive from Belmonte to Serra da Estrela in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Serra da Estrela

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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