15 days in Porto, Coimbra & Santarem Itinerary

15 days in Porto, Coimbra & Santarem Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 4 nights
2
Coimbra
— 5 nights
3
Santarem
— 5 nights

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Best Portugal (in Lisbon) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porto driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Porto. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

The Best Portugal, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours

5
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, Praia da Nazare, &more), Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Ponte da Boutaca) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, and admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary website.

Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santarem.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

5
nights
Santarem

Santarem ©
Santarém is a city and municipality located in the district of Santarém in Portugal. Explore Santarem's surroundings by going to Evora (Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more), Tomar (Castelo de Tomar & Convento de Cristo) and Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos Village, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pacos medievais do Concelho (Estremoz) and do a tasting at Quinta do Casal Branco.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santarem sightseeing planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Santarem in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Santarem are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santarem

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Evora, Obidos, Tomar, Quinta do Casal Branco, Pacos medievais do Concelho (Estremoz)
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

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