8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Marialva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Alcobaca
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Nazare
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Sintra
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Lisbon
— 1 night
End: Lisbon

1
night
Porto

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palacio da Bolsa, Torre dos Clerigos and Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto route builder website .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Marialva.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Marialva

Marialva ©
Se Catedral de Viseu has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Marialva.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marialva trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Porto to Marialva in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Marialva

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Se Catedral de Viseu, Museu da Fundacao do Coa
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de Marialva ©
Castelo de Marialva
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

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nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marialva to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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day
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

Plan trip to Alcobaca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Coimbra to Alcobaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

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day
Nazare

Nazare
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to O Sitio.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nazare trip itinerary planner .

Nazare is very close to Alcobaca. December in Nazare sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sintra.
Highlights from your plan
O Sitio
O Sitio

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra road trip planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Sintra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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night
Lisbon

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning app .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife