8 days in Iberia Itinerary

8 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
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Obidos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On your second day here, wander the streets of Alfama, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon route maker.

Berlin, Germany to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Berlin to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Sintra

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 5th (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get great views at Cabo da Roca, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Juicy Soaps, contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, and then ponder the world of politics at Câmara Municipal.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sintra online trip itinerary planner.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In January in Sintra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Obidos

— 1 night

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Obidos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Obidos are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks
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Porto

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): shop like a local with Livraria Lello, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Porto vacation planner.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Historic Sites
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