8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal journey planner

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

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. 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 drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Coimbra

— 1 night
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.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks
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Porto

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Lisbon Square, stop by Livraria Lello, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally explore the activities along Douro River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mercado do Bolhao, make a trip to Liberdade Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take some stellar pictures 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 car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.