5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
train:  1​h
1
Coimbra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nazare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
day
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 27th (Sat), engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra, examine the collection at Cience Museum, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra tour itinerary planner.

Porto to Coimbra is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Coimbra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Coimbra

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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu da Ciencia ©
Museu da Ciencia

1
night
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Praia da Nazare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Norte, and then take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazare itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Nazare sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

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Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at National Tile Museum and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Nazare to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Praia de Carcavelos
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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