13 days in Castelo Branco District Itinerary

13 days in Castelo Branco District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Castelo Branco District holiday planner

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Vila de Rei
— 4 nights
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Monsanto
— 3 nights
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Covilha
— 5 nights
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Vila de Rei

— 4 nights
Vila de Rei is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 191.3 km² and a total population of 3,354 inhabitants.A small municipality covered with pinewoods, located precisely at the centre of Portugal, as the Milriça Peak, one of its most interesting monuments, is the tower rising at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 feet) and built to mark the Mainland Portugal's geodesic centre. Get in touch with nature at Penedo Furado and Vale do Rio Zezere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vila de Rei: Praia Fluvial do Carvoeiro (in Macao) and Proenca-a-Nova (Centro Ciencia Viva Da Floresta, Portas de Almourao, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Fernandaires, pause for some photo ops at Sao Nuno Alvares Pereira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, and make a trip to Agua Formosa.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vila de Rei tour itinerary maker site.

Lisbon to Vila de Rei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vila de Rei: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Vila de Rei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Monsanto

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach and Zona Balnear do Meimao. Take a break from Monsanto with a short trip to Praia Fluvial O Moinho in Benquerenca, about 36 minutes away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monsanto trip tool.

You can drive from Vila de Rei to Monsanto in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Covilha.

Things to do in Monsanto

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Covilha

— 5 nights
Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Get in touch with nature at Ribeira do Paul and Cascata Fraga D'alta. Explore Covilha's surroundings by going to Serra da Gardunha (in Fundao), Portas do Rodao (in Vila Velha de Rodao) and Castelo Branco (Fundacao Manuel Cargaleiro, Jardim do Paco Episcopal, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu De Lanificios, buy something for everyone on your list at Serra Shopping, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and appreciate the history behind Senhora da Boa Estrela.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Covilha trip tool.

Getting from Monsanto to Covilha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Covilha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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