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 Museu Ferreira De Castro. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Museu do Ar - Sintra, examine the collection at NewsMuseum, stop by MP Loja Gourmet, and shop like a local with Sinistra.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sintra trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 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
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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 Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz. Popular historic sites such as Capela de Sao Miguel 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, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra attractions planner.

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 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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