5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): engage your brain at Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra, examine the collection at Museu da Ciencia, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

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

Things to do in Coimbra

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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Museu da Ciencia ©
Museu da Ciencia
Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra ©
Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, and then take some stellar pictures from Monte de Sao Bartolomeu.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare journey planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nazare can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. 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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu de Marinha. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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