22 days in Romania, Slovakia & Central Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Romania, Slovakia & Central Portugal Itinerary

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Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 5 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Porto
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nazare, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Herăstrău Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

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Ahmedabad, India to Bucharest is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in January, expect Bucharest to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

5
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip maker.

Getting from Bucharest to Bratislava by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bratislava, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Coimbra, Portugal

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Coimbra takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Coimbra is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bratislava in January, expect nights in Coimbra to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are much hotter, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

3
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Nazare, Portugal

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazare: Obidos (Igreja de Santa Maria, Aqueduto da Usseira, &more) and Museu da Ceramica (in Caldas da Rainha). There's lots more to do: get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, make a trip to O Sitio, look for gifts at Nazaret, and kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

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You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

6
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Central Portugal travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders.