17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nazare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Lisbon

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and stop by Alfama.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nazare.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Nazare

— 2 nights
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to O Sitio, then get great views at Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and then get great views at Miradouro do Suberco. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nazare itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Nazare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Coimbra online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nazare to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks
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Porto

— 5 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip builder site.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.