9 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to San Antonio

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, stop by Alfama, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation tool.

San Antonio, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Antonio to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

Coimbra

— 3 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Miguel, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and then admire the striking features of Torre de Almedina.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Central Portugal travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders.