16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Evora

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora route planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Obidos

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Obidos: Nazare (Nazaret - Artesanato e design de Autor, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Obidos Village, delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Evora to Obidos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Obidos are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra route maker website.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Coimbra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Porto

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll around Museu Serralves.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.