16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campinas
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Porto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Braga
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Porto
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Guimaraes
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Lisbon
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
8
Cascais
— 1 day
train:  45​min
9
Lisbon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
10
Sintra
— 1 day
train:  45​min
11
Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Queluz
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
13
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: Campinas

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Lisbon

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Campinas, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Campinas to Lisbon is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Porto on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
You've now added Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos to your itinerary. Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Teleferico de Gaia for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Serralves and Graham's Port Lodge. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto vacation planning website .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Arch of the New Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Braga travel planner .

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Braga, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro ©
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro
Arch of the New Gate ©
Arch of the New Gate

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Porto

Porto
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto day trip site .

Traveling by car from Braga to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Guimaraes on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Parks
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day
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
You've now added Paco dos Duques de Braganca to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, then get engrossed in the history at Alberto Sampaio Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guimaraes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga
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Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church ©
Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church
Centro Historico de Guimaraes ©
Centro Historico de Guimaraes
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Porto

Porto
For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner .

You can drive from Guimaraes to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Lisbon on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Tile Museum and Jeronimos Monastery. Visit Castelo de S. Jorge and Igreja de Sao Roque for their historical value. See even more of Lisbon: take a stroll through Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lisbon Zoo, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, then examine the collection at Museu Condes de Castro, then stroll through Guincho Beach, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Cascais.

Find out how to plan Cascais trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Cascais is just a short distance from Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Cascais are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro

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night
Lisbon

Lisbon
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip website .

Lisbon is very close to Cascais. You will leave for Sintra on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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day
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra, then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra route planner .

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In September in Sintra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Museums
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra ©
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra

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Lisbon

Lisbon
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning tool .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toQueluz.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Queluz

Queluz ©
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Queluz online visit planner .

Queluz is very close to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Queluz can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Lisbon.

Things to do in Queluz

Parks
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Felicio Loureiro Urban Park ©
Felicio Loureiro Urban Park

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum and Museu Colecao Berardo will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela dos Ossos and Rossio Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of Christ (in Tomar), Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (in Fatima) and Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)). See some other sides of Lisbon: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade, and wander the streets of Chiado.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Queluz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monte Alegre do Sul.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Evora, Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Convent of Christ
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Carmo Archaeological Museum ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum

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