8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Brasilia

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel route builder app.

Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in August, Lisbon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Coimbra are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks
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Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
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Praca do Comercio
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Praca de Lisboa, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and finally explore the activities along Douro River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): shop like a local with Mercado do Bolhao, make a trip to Liberdade Square, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb, then do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

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Getting from Coimbra to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
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