17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Campinas
bus + Fly:  9​h
1
Lisbon
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Porto
— 5 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 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Porto
— 1 night
train:  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
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
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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5
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.
You've now added Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos to your itinerary. Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Serralves and Teleferico de Gaia. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, do a tasting at Sandeman Cellars, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto road trip site .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Porto is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Braga on the 8th (Sun).

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)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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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 8th (Sun): 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 8th (Sun), 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
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
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 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then make a trip to GUIMARAES, and finally explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guimaraes day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Guimaraes, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites
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Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church ©
Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church
GUIMARAES ©
GUIMARAES
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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night
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 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks
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3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Tile Museum and Belém Tower. Visit Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. See some other sides of Lisbon: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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day
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 13th (Fri): 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 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Neighborhoods Beaches Museums
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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 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
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 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai, and finally explore the world behind art at MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra.

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 14th (Sat) 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
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra ©
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra

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night
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 15th (Sun), 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 15th (Sun) 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 ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela dos Ossos and Convent of Christ. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Parque das Nacoes. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (in Fatima), Evora (Loios Convent (Evora) & Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)) and Arrabida Natural Park (in Setubal).

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

Lisbon is just a short distance from Queluz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Convent of Christ, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

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