21 days in Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip planner

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Minde
— 5 nights
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Coimbra
— 8 nights
Train
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha, and finally see the interesting displays at Electricity Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Mercado de Campo de Ourique and then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker website.

Portland, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in October, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minde.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Minde

— 5 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro and Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grutas de Mira de Aire and Salinas Varzea da Marinha. Change things up with these side-trips from Minde: Salinas de Rio Maior (in Rio Maior), Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima (in Alpiarca) and Dolmen of Alcobertas (in Alcobertas).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Minde online day trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Minde by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Minde sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Minde

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

On the 8th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and then browse the different shops at Centro Colombo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua Augusta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Minde to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Coimbra

— 8 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museu da Ciencia and Alianca Underground Museum capture your imagination. Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Oficina do Doce (in Aveiro) and Castelo de Montemor o Velho (in Montemor-o-Velho). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Lorvao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Lisbon on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 18:

Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon route planning website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.