18 days in Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

18 days in Portugal & Madrid Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Panteao Nacional, get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Lisbon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beirut in November: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Quinta da Regaleira, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Indigo Centro de Estetica e Spa Urbano, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, hike along Choupal National Forest, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
O Pioneiro do Mondego ©
O Pioneiro do Mondego
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and stop by Porto d'Agulha - arts & crafts.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto holiday builder website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Porto are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

3+ arte
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Sao Bento Railway Station ©
Sao Bento Railway Station

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Caixa Forum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Porto in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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