8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
3
Viseu
— 1 night
4
Braga
— 1 night
5
Porto
— 2 nights

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu de Marinha. The adventure continues: stop by Alfama, wander the streets of Rossio Square, take in the exciting artwork at Espaco Exibicionista, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lisbon. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu Academico / Academic Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra route maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Spas
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum ©
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum

1
night
Viseu

Viseu ©
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll around Parque do Fontelo, thenget engrossed in the history at Museu Etnografico Casa da Lavoura e Oficina do Linho, thensee the interesting displays at Museu do Quartzo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Viseu driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Viseu

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Museu do Quartzo ©
Museu do Quartzo

1
night
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Centro comercial Nova Arcada, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mario Sequeira, view the masterpieces at House of Coimbra, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Zet Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Museu da Imagem.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Braga driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Braga takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Braga can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Shopping Museums
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Galeria Mario Sequeira ©
Galeria Mario Sequeira
Zet Gallery ©
Zet Gallery
Museu da Imagem ©
Museu da Imagem

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, thenview the masterpieces at Belomonte 20, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. On the next day, join in the after-dark buzz at Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural, thenmake a trip to Livraria Lello, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

Plan my day in Porto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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