21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

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21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cascais
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Evora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guimaraes: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and pause for some photo ops at Arch of the New Gate.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Guimaraes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Singapore, Singapore to Guimaraes is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Western European Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Guimaraes at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Braga, Santuario de Santa Luzia
Highlights from your plan
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

3
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, explore the activities along Rio Douro, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto online day trip planner .

You can drive from Guimaraes to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

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

3
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Coimbra to Tomar to see Convent of Christ about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, and steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To plan Coimbra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Porto to Coimbra by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. 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) to allow enough time to drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

2
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to O Sitio, kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Biologico de Obidos, stop by Muralha d'Arte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos online trip builder .

You can drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Obidos sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cascais.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

2
nights
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Cascais, then take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, and finally explore the world behind art at Zazule. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cascais vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Cascais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Cascais sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
nights
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Take a break from Evora with a short trip to Monsaraz Castle and Walls in Monsaraz, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, contemplate the long history of Walls of Evora, admire the striking features of Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora), and make a trip to Praca do Giraldo.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Evora online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cascais to Evora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
Highlights from your plan
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon planning app .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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