8 days in Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Viseu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Braga
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alfama, get a taste of the local shopping with Espaco Exibicionista, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida da Liberdade, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in Março, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
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 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu Academico / Academic Museum, then see the interesting displays at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Março in Coimbra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Academico / Academic Museum ©
Museu Academico / Academic Museum
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum ©
Misericordia de Coimbra Museum

1
night
Viseu

Viseu ©
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque do Fontelo, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Etnografico Casa da Lavoura e Oficina do Linho, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Quartzo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Viseu day trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Viseu

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Museu do Quartzo ©
Museu do Quartzo

1
night
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Centro comercial Nova Arcada, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mario Sequeira, take in the exciting artwork at House of Coimbra, then take in the exciting artwork at Zet Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu da Imagem.

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Traveling by car from Viseu to Braga takes 2 hours. In Março, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

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Galeria Mario Sequeira ©
Galeria Mario Sequeira
Zet Gallery ©
Zet Gallery
Museu da Imagem ©
Museu da Imagem

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), do a tasting at Pocas, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then shop like a local with Belomonte 20, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Maus Habitos - Espaco de Intervencao Cultural, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get your bearings at Museu Serralves.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in Março, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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