13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Praia do Norte. Convent of Christ and Batalha Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Obidos to go to Nazare and see Praia da Nazare, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at West Cliffs Golf Course.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Obidos online trip builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Obidos is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Time is 7 hours. In September, Obidos is a bit warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Sky Garden Parque de Arborismo, then hike along Choupal National Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cabo da Roca. Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon route builder .

You can take a train from Coimbra to Lisbon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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