22 days in Castelo Branco District Itinerary

22 days in Castelo Branco District Itinerary

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Vila de Rei
— 7 nights
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Fundao
— 8 nights
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Monsanto
— 6 nights
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Vila de Rei

— 7 nights
Vila de Rei is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 191.3 km² and a total population of 3,354 inhabitants.A small municipality covered with pinewoods, located precisely at the centre of Portugal, as the Milriça Peak, one of its most interesting monuments, is the tower rising at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 feet) and built to mark the Mainland Portugal's geodesic centre. Take a break from the city and head to Penedo Furado and Vale da Ribeira da Serta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agua Formosa and Praia Fluvial de Fernandaires. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vila de Rei: Proenca-a-Nova (Portas de Almourao, Praia Fluvial de Froia, &more), Ponte Filipina (in Pedrogao Pequeno) and Praia Fluvial do Carvoeiro (in Macao). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario de Cernache do Bonjardim, don't miss a visit to Centro Geodesico de Portugal, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Cardigos, and get outside with Vale do Rio Zezere.

To plan Vila de Rei vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Lisbon to Vila de Rei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vila de Rei: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fundao.

Things to do in Vila de Rei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fundao

— 8 nights
Fundão is a city and a municipality in the Castelo Branco District in Portugal. Castelo de Castelo Novo and Aldeia de Xisto will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Ribeira do Paul and Serra da Gardunha. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa da Roda (in Caria), Covilha (Senhora da Boa Estrela & Serra do Acor) and Belmonte (Zezere EcoMuseu, Igreja Matriz de Belmonte, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cascata Fraga D'alta, head outdoors with Praia Fluvial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Espirito Santo e Chafariz, and don't miss a visit to Sinagoga de Belmonte.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fundao trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Vila de Rei to Fundao takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monsanto.

Things to do in Fundao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monsanto

— 6 nights
Idanha-a-Vehla and Castelo de Penamacor will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Zona Balnear do Meimao and Penha Garcia. Explore Monsanto's surroundings by going to Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach (in Penamacor), Sao Pedro Church (in Idanha-a-Nova) and Praia Fluvial O Moinho (in Benquerenca).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monsanto road trip website.

Traveling by car from Fundao to Monsanto takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Monsanto

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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