6 days in Sintra & Coimbra Itinerary

6 days in Sintra & Coimbra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal holiday planner

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Sintra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
Drive

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Sintra

— 2 nights
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 Sinistra. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museu do Ar - Sintra, see the interesting displays at NewsMuseum, and stop by MP Loja Gourmet.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sintra trip itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Sintra

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Coimbra

— 3 nights
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 Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra). Popular historic sites such as Capela de Sao Miguel and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coro Paroquial da Sé Nova de Coimbra, admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra day trip website.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7: