16 days in Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal visit planner
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Evora
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 4 nights
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evora.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Evora — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora route planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Obidos.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Obidos — 3 nights

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Obidos: Nazare (Nazaret - Artesanato e design de Autor, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Obidos Village, get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Obidos day trip planning app.

Getting from Evora to Obidos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Coimbra — 3 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coimbra route maker website.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Coimbra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Porto — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.
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