13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Obidos

— 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and West Cliffs Golf Course. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia do Norte (in Nazare) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Royal Obidos Golf Course.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Obidos tour builder tool.

Edmonton, Canada to Obidos is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in September, expect Obidos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Outdoors · Golf · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Coimbra

— 2 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 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Sky Garden Parque de Arborismo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Choupal National Forest, and then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, then head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coimbra online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:

Central Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
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.