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
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Coimbra
— 3 nights
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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 do Ar - Sintra. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at NewsMuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Sinistra, and stop by MP Loja Gourmet.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sintra online route maker.

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 time for the car ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Sintra

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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 Capela de Sao Miguel. Popular historic sites such as Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and Torre da Universidade de Coimbra 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.

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
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7: