13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Aveiro
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quinta da Regaleira as well as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Popular historic sites such as Castelo dos Mouros and Centro Historico de Sintra are in your itinerary. There's more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon route maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Castle of Almourol
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra online journey planner .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Aveiro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra ©
Torre da Universidade de Coimbra

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, then see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Goncalinho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carmo Church, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museu do Brincar, and finally see the interesting displays at Navio-Museu Santo Andre.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aveiro trip planner .

Take a train from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Navio-Museu Santo Andre, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Museu do Brincar
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Museu do Brincar ©
Museu do Brincar
Navio-Museu Santo Andre ©
Navio-Museu Santo Andre

3
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Get some historical perspective at Largo da Oliveira and Se de Braga. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at FC Porto Museum and Sameiro Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Guimaraes to see Citania de Briteiros about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto vacation planner .

Take a train from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Braga, Porto Augusto's
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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