9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Obidos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tomar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Guimaraes
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
7
Braga
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Viana do Castelo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and choose your vessel at Nosso Tejo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sintra journey planner .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. June in Sintra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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hours
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Church, and then make a trip to Obidos Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Obidos trip planner .

You can drive from Sintra to Obidos in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sintra in June, you will find days in Obidos are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tomar.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Igreja de Santa Maria ©
Igreja de Santa Maria

1
night
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tomar trip builder site .

You can drive from Obidos to Tomar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porto.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar

2
nights
Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square and then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clerigos Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Tomar to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 12th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and then step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guimaraes trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Porto to Guimaraes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

few
hours
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Braga road trip planning site .

Braga is very close to Guimaraes. In June, daytime highs in Braga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Braga

Parks Historic Sites
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Igreja da Conceicao ©
Igreja da Conceicao

1
night
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo ©
Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte de Lima Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, then examine the collection at Museu do Traje, and finally don't miss a visit to Largo de Camoes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Viana do Castelo trip builder tool .

You can drive from Braga to Viana do Castelo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Viana do Castelo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Largo de Camoes
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Museu do Traje ©
Museu do Traje

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