11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  8​h
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Alcobaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sintra
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Miami

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, and then wander the streets of Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and then make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online tour planner .

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Lisbon. In October, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

1
night
Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Evora tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Evora, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Alcobaca.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

2
nights
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batalha Monastery and Valinhos Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of Alcobaca and Castelo de Leiria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alcobaca: Ourem (Castelo de Ourém & Ginginha do Castelo), Castle of Almourol (in Vila Nova da Barquinha) and Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais (in Tomar). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional Ferroviario, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Alcobaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alcobaca, and admire the masterpieces at Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alcobaca trip planner .

Getting from Evora to Alcobaca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ourem, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, Castelo de Leiria, Batalha Monastery, Castle of Almourol
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Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria

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night
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 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Monastery of Lorvao, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Alcobaca to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery of Lorvao
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Monastery of Lorvao ©
Monastery of Lorvao
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto route planning site .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Largo da Oliveira
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of the Capuchos, contemplate the waterfront views at Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Porto to Sintra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sintra are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Convent of the Capuchos
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla

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