18 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Obidos
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, admire the landmark architecture of Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Coimbra is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Coimbra due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Coimbra hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia ©
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obidos: Nazare (Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Ermida da Memoria, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and find something for the whole family at Vila Natal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Obidos trip planner .

You can drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Obidos, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Nazare
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Vila Natal ©
Vila Natal

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Obidos to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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