12 days in Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h
1
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Vidago
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Coimbra
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday planning site .

Seattle, USA to Porto is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Porto. March in Porto sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vidago.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
Vidago

Vidago
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vidago online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Porto to Vidago in 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Vidago

Outdoors Golf Nightlife
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2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St Michael, make a trip to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, browse the collection at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vidago to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra ©
Torre da Universidade de Coimbra
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Dedicate the 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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