32 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 13 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Obidos
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coimbra
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

13
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 (Palacio de Monserrate, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lisbon. In August, daytime highs in Lisbon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

7
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 (Estatua Homenagem aos surfistas e a Nossa Senhora da Nazare., Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Obidos Village, play a few rounds at Royal Obidos Golf Course, get to know the fascinating history of Museu Municipal de Obidos, and explore the activities along Lagoa de Obidos.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Lisbon to Obidos by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Obidos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Church of Nossa Senhora do Populo
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
O Sitio
O Sitio

11
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Convent of Christ (in Tomar) and Praia Fluvial do Agroal (in Ourem). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, stroll through Choupal National Forest, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Convent of Christ, Complexo Balnear, Praia Fluvial do Agroal
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

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