29 days in Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto
— 7 nights
2
Marialva
— 1 night
3
Viseu
— 3 nights
4
Vila Nova de Foz Coa
— 6 nights
5
Coimbra
— 2 nights
6
Alcobaca
— 3 nights
7
Nazare
— 2 nights
8
Sintra
— 2 nights
9
Lisbon
— 2 nights

7
nights
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.
Step out of Porto to go to Braga and see Bom Jesus do Monte, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto route planning website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marialva.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Matosinhos, Bom Jesus do Monte
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

1
night
Marialva

Marialva ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Castelo de Marialva, step into the grandiose world of Torre do relogio, and then identify plant and animal life at Faia Brava Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marialva tour planner.

You can drive from Porto to Marialva in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Marialva

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Faia Brava Reserve, Torre do relogio
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Castelo de Marialva ©
Castelo de Marialva
Faia Brava Reserve ©
Faia Brava Reserve
Torre do relogio ©
Torre do relogio

3
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Viseu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Third of San Francisco, and finally make a trip to Painel de Azulejos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Grao Vasco, buy something for everyone on your list at Palacio do Gelo, and then stroll through Ecopista do Dao.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Viseu journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Marialva to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vila Nova de Foz Coa.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
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Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Painel de Azulejos ©
Painel de Azulejos

6
nights
Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Vila Nova de Foz Coa ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vila Nova de Foz Coa: Miranda do Douro (Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas & Miranda do Douro Cathedral), Braganca (Castle of Braganza, Church of Santa Maria, &more) and Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura (in Peso Da Regua).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vila Nova de Foz Coa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Viseu to Vila Nova de Foz Coa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Braganca, Miranda do Douro, Carrazeda de Ansiaes, Freixo de Espada a Cinta, Sabrosa
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Quinta do Beijo ©
Quinta do Beijo
Miradouro Natural do Alto da Sapinha ©
Miradouro Natural do Alto da Sapinha

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and finally contemplate the long history of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Vila Nova de Foz Coa to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

3
nights
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Step out of Alcobaca with an excursion to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, examine the collection at Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz, stop by Made In Alcobaca, and do a tasting at Quinta dos Capuchos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alcobaca trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Alcobaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Alcobaca, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
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Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Nazare

Nazare ©
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, make a trip to O Sitio, and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, then don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare road trip planning app.

Nazare is just a short distance from Alcobaca. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Obidos
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
O Sitio
O Sitio

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sintra online trip planner.

Drive from Nazare to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sintra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Cascais, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): stop by Alfama and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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