12 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Goiania
Fly:  14​h
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Goiania

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker site .

Goiania, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Goiania in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Quay Cascais
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Misericordia de Coimbra Museum and Convent of Christ. Change things up with a short trip to Praia da Nazare in Nazare (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museu Academico / Academic Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra journey app .

Traveling by train from Lisbon to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Convent of Christ, Praia da Nazare
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Museu da Ciencia ©
Museu da Ciencia

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