8 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal visit planner
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Lisbon — 7 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planning website.

Joao Pessoa, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Joao Pessoa to Lisbon. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Joao Pessoa in February, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Central Portugal travel guide

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Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders.