Route & dates
Sintra— 2 nights
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Coimbra— 3 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Castelo dos Mouros and NewsMuseum. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museu do Ar - Sintra, get a taste of the local shopping with Sinistra, stop by MP Loja Gourmet, and examine the collection at Museu do Bonsai.
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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In October, daytime highs in Sintra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbra.
Things to do in Sintra
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The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.Get some cultural insight at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Chapel of St Michael. Popular historic sites such as Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and Old Monestary of Santa Clara are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, steep yourself in history at Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.
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Traveling by car from Sintra to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Things to do in Coimbra
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