16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
Drive:  45​min
1
Braga
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Vila Nova de Gaia
— Few hours
train:  30​min
5
Aveiro
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Vagos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Peniche
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Obidos
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Sintra
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
12
Cascais
— 1 day
train:  30​min
13
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Porto

2
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Lagoas Naturais Fafiao. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia do Cabedelo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, then look for gifts at Shopping Braga Parque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga trip itinerary builder .

Porto to Braga is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo, Lagoas Naturais Fafiao
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Praia do Cabedelo ©
Praia do Cabedelo

2
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Largo Republica do Brasil, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata Tahiti. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum, then learn about winemaking at Quinta de Santa Cristina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Senhora Da Graça.

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Guimaraes is just a short distance from Braga. In July, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascata Tahiti, Cabril Eco Rural, Quinta de Santa Cristina, Senhora Da Graça, Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cascata Tahiti ©
Cascata Tahiti
Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural
Senhora Da Graça ©
Senhora Da Graça

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mindelo Beach and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Bom Sucesso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), explore the activities along Rio Douro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto online tour planner .

Getting from Guimaraes to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mindelo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mindelo Beach ©
Mindelo Beach
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

few
hours
Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Vila Nova de Gaia trip planning site .

Vila Nova de Gaia is just a stone's throw from Porto. July in Vila Nova de Gaia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Aveiro on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Outdoors Tours Parks

few
hours
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 31st (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aveiro, stroll through Praia da Costa Nova, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aveiro day trip planner .

Aveiro is just a stone's throw from Vila Nova de Gaia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Vagos.

Things to do in Aveiro

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Costa Nova
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Forum Aveiro ©
Forum Aveiro

few
hours
Vagos

Vagos ©
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vagos online trip itinerary builder .

Vagos is just a stone's throw from Aveiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Vagos

Museums

Side Trip

Fábrica da Vista Alegre
Highlights from your plan
Fábrica da Vista Alegre ©
Fábrica da Vista Alegre

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra online road trip planner .

You can drive from Vagos to Coimbra in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Nazare on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

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. On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Salgado, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, then stop by Leiria Shopping, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nazaret, kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Norte.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nazare trip itinerary website .

Drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Nazare sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Leiria Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

1
night
Peniche

Peniche ©
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museu da Lourinha, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria do Castelo Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Consolacao, and finally kick back and relax at Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Peniche trip planner .

Drive from Nazare to Peniche in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Peniche are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Peniche

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lourinha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Consolacao ©
Praia da Consolacao
Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande) ©
Museu da Lourinha ©
Museu da Lourinha

1
day
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Foz do Arelho.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos itinerary maker tool .

Obidos is just a stone's throw from Peniche. In August in Obidos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Obidos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia Foz do Arelho
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Praia Foz do Arelho ©
Praia Foz do Arelho
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos ©
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos

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night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, stop by MP Loja Gourmet, kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, then look for gifts at Maria Madrugas, and finally look for gifts at H'art Portugal.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Obidos to Sintra in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Obidos in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sintra, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
H'art Portugal ©
H'art Portugal

1
day
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cresmina Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cascais trip itinerary builder app .

Cascais is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In August, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online holiday builder .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Cascais. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Avenida da Liberdade ©
Avenida da Liberdade

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nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, then learn about winemaking at Monte da Ravasqueira, then look for gifts at Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, and finally make a trip to Nucleo Urbano e Tradicional de Monsaraz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo, delve into the distant past at Almendres Cromlech, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antao, then learn about winemaking at Adega Ervideira, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Evora trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Monsaraz, Arraiolos, Olarias of Sao Pedro do Corval, Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo
Highlights from your plan
Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres ©
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira
Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo ©

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