18 days in Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Braga
— 3 nights

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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

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 Jardim Zoologico. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Fonte dos Pisoes, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Belém Tower ©
Must see
Belém Tower
4.2
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

3
nights
Coimbra

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Cristo, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Suberco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coimbra itinerary maker website.

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Coimbra are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Convento de Cristo ©
World heritage site
Convento de Cristo
4.8

7
nights
Porto

Unvanquished City

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9

3
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Braga

Portuguese Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Braga day trip planning site.

You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Braga are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Religious Site
Bom Jesus do Monte
4.8
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8

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