9 days in Iberia Itinerary

9 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
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Miranda do Douro
— 1 night
Drive
3
Guimaraes
— 1 night
Drive
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Braga
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra road trip planner.

Paris, France to Coimbra is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Coimbra are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miranda do Douro.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Miranda do Douro

— 1 night
Miranda do Douro or Miranda de l Douro is a town and a municipality in the district of Bragança, northeastern Portugal. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas, examine the collection at Museu da Terra de Miranda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Miranda do Douro Co-Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Miranda do Douro route app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Miranda do Douro takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Miranda do Douro

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Guimaraes

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and then get to know the fascinating history of GUIMARAES.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes trip builder website.

You can drive from Miranda do Douro to Guimaraes in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Braga

— 1 night

Portuguese Rome

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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, and then make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Braga trip itinerary tool.

Braga is just a stone's throw from Guimaraes. In September in Braga, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Porto

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, explore the activities along Douro River, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Braga to Porto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Coimbra District travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Universities & Schools · Landmarks
Located in the fertile central part of Portugal, Coimbra District has always drawn foreigners, although for centuries they were mostly unwelcome invaders. Settled by Celts and subsequently conquered by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, the region boasts a wealth of ancient sites preserving the last traces of these long-gone cultures. The city of Coimbra, home to most of the district's notable attractions, served as Portugal's medieval capital for over a century. Today, the city's historical Old Town is the region's top tourist destination, noted for its rich architectural heritage and picturesque riverside setting. Coimbra also makes an ideal base for day trips to the nearby Roman ruins, Portugal's largest archaeological site.

Braga District travel guide

4.6
Lookouts · Castles · Historic Walking Areas
For centuries, Braga District served as a home away from home for the Roman, Visigoth, and Moorish invaders of Portugal. Conquered by the Christians in the 11th century, the region drew attention with its elaborate religious festivals, attracting pilgrims from all over the country. Today, nearly every corner of this compact district in the far north of Portugal boasts a historical church, palace, fountain, or garden, reminding visitors of the area's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city of Braga, once the capital of the Roman province Gallaecia, contains the country's oldest cathedral. Begun over a thousand years ago, this imposing structure is the district's biggest tourist attraction, perplexing architecture buffs with its striking collage of different building styles.