8 days in Central Portugal & Porto Itinerary

8 days in Central Portugal & Porto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
3
Porto
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lisbon. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 28th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, thensteep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra tour builder tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Coimbra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio
Room Escape Games

3
nights
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: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get advice or help at Museu Serralves, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Parks
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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