17 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Coimbra
— 4 nights
2
Castelo Branco
— 3 nights
3
Alcobaca
— 4 nights
4
Lisbon
— 5 nights

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Old Monestary of Santa Clara. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo (in Arganil), Soprador do Carvalho (in Penela) and Cascata da Fraga da Pena (in Pardieiros). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio dos Figueiredos.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra day trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Coimbra is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Coimbra is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in April; daily highs in Coimbra reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo, Parque Biologico da Serra da Lousa, Soprador do Carvalho, Cascata da Fraga da Pena
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serra da Estrela and Covao D'Ametade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castelo Branco: Barragem Marechal Carmona (in Idanha-a-Nova), Vale Glaciar do Zezere (in Serra da Estrela) and Poco do Inferno (in Manteigas).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Castelo Branco trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Castelo Branco takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Serra da Estrela, Barragem Marechal Carmona, Castelo Novo Historical Village, Castelo de Castelo Novo, Poco do Inferno
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Serra da Estrela ©
Serra da Estrela
Castelo Novo Historical Village ©
Castelo Novo Historical Village
Poco do Inferno ©
Poco do Inferno

4
nights
Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo de Tomar and Aqueduto dos Pegoes. Explore Alcobaca's surroundings by going to Casa Trovao (in Batalha), Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade & Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima) and Obidos (Castelo de Óbidos & Obidos Village). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, don't miss a visit to O Sitio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, and kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alcobaca tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castelo Branco to Alcobaca takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Alcobaca can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Batalha, Fatima, Nazare, Tomar, Obidos
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Aqueduto dos Pegoes ©
Aqueduto dos Pegoes

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Coach Museum and Juicy Soaps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Palacio de Monserrate, &more), Cascais (Guincho Beach & Boca do Inferno) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, get great views at Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary app.

Drive from Alcobaca to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, National Coach Museum, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Rossio Train Station ©
Rossio Train Station
National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum

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