15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
1
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sintra
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo de Tomar and Basilica da Santissima Trindade. Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Monastery of Alcobaca will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbra side-trips: Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Mercado de Sant'Ana, and don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra road trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Coimbra is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Coimbra, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Coimbra to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tomar, Fatima, Batalha Monastery, Monastery of Alcobaca, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore hidden gems such as Monsaraz Castle and Walls and Marble Museum. Appreciate the collections at Museu da Luz and Museu Regional do Vinho. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), don't miss a visit to Capela dos Ossos, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Evora online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbra in July, you will find days in Evora are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museu Regional do Vinho, Museu da Luz, Marble Museum, Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Monsaraz Castle and Walls ©
Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Museu da Luz ©
Museu da Luz

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Faro Cathedral and Cape Saint Vincent will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Albufeira), Old Town Faro (in Faro) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, take in the waterfront at Carvoeiro Boardwalk, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha.

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Drive from Evora to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Evora in July, plan for little chillier days in Lagos, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Faro, Albufeira, Cape Saint Vincent, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia Da Rocha
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Faro Cathedral ©
Faro Cathedral
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

3
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca and then examine the collection at National Coach Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Sintra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lagos in July since evenings lows in Sintra dip to 20°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cascais, Cabo da Roca, National Coach Museum
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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