11 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Castelo Rodrigo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Cairo

1
night
Castelo Rodrigo

Castelo Rodrigo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cruise along Serra da Marofa, identify plant and animal life at Faia Brava Reserve, thendelve into the distant past at Ruínas do Castelo, and finally get great views at Miradouro Natural do Alto da Sapinha.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Castelo Rodrigo trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Castelo Rodrigo is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Castelo Rodrigo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Castelo Rodrigo

Scenic Drive Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
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Serra da Marofa ©
Serra da Marofa
Faia Brava Reserve ©
Faia Brava Reserve
Ruínas do Castelo ©
Ruínas do Castelo

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo and then get outside with Sky Garden Parque de Arborismo. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro, thenexamine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, thentrek along Choupal National Forest, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Castelo Rodrigo to Coimbra in 3 hours. January in Coimbra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center ©
Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center

1
night
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, thenkick back and relax at Praia do Norte, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de Nazare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare trip site.

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Nazare, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Visiting Parque de Monserrate and Sintra Mountains will get you outdoors. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get a taste of the local shopping with Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado, view the masterpieces at A Arte da Terra, and stop by INUTIL arts & crafts.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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