11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toledo
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Sintra
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Lisbon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Fatima
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lamego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Guimaraes
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Toledo

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Penedo de Adrenunes, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra vacation builder tool .

Toledo, Brazil to Sintra is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toledo to Sintra. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Toledo in December: high temperatures in Sintra hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, don't miss a visit to Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila), then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and finally go for a walk through Rua Direita.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Obidos trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lisbon to Obidos by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria

1
night
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Andre Arte Sacra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu Vida de Cristo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fatima sightseeing planner .

Drive from Obidos to Fatima in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. December in Fatima sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Coimbra.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Museu Vida de Cristo ©
Museu Vida de Cristo
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra planner .

Traveling by bus from Fatima to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lamego.

Things to do in Coimbra

Fun & Games Parks
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Room Escape Games
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

1
night
Lamego

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. On the 24th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Quinta Santa Eufemia, then learn about winemaking at Quinta Seara d'Ordens, and then do a tasting at Quinta da Casa Amarela.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lamego online vacation planner .

You can drive from Coimbra to Lamego in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries

Side Trip

Quinta Seara d'Ordens
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Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Quinta da Casa Amarela ©
Quinta da Casa Amarela

few
hours
Guimaraes

Guimaraes
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Discover how to plan a Guimaraes trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lamego to Guimaraes takes 1.5 hours. December in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Porto on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 25th (Wed), get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Guimaraes to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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