9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lisbon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coimbra: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and let your taste buds guide you at Taste Porto Food Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto online vacation planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Porto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wineries
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Portugal travel guide

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.