Route & dates
6 days in Sintra & Coimbra Itinerary
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.Museu do Ar - Sintra and Castelo dos Mouros are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate NewsMuseum and Museu do Bonsai. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, view the masterpieces at Sinistra, and stop by MP Loja Gourmet.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sintra trip itinerary planning website .
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport 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 time for the car ride 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 a sense of the local culture 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 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 admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coimbra journey planner .
Traveling by car from Sintra to Coimbra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Coimbra are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
Things to do in Coimbra
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