13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and Praia do Norte. Change things up with a short trip to Batalha Monastery in Batalha (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: tee off at Royal Obidos Golf Course.

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Edmonton, Canada to Obidos is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Obidos due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in September: high temperatures in Obidos hover around 28°C and lows are around 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

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte

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): 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 see maps, where to stay, reviews, 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 take a 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
Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) ©

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

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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