15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Porto
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon holiday maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbra: Nazare (Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare., Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra journey planning app .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Nazare
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Room Escape Games

5
nights
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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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