11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal route planner
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porto
— 5 nights
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Lisbon, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Riyadh, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Coimbra — 1 night

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela de Sao Miguel, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Coimbra route maker.

Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Porto — 5 nights

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: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto route planning tool.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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