16 days in Iberia Itinerary

16 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal sightseeing planner
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Fly
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Lisbon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Braga
— 1 night
Fly
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Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon
— 5 nights
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Lisbon — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coimbra.
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico and then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra itinerary builder app.

Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto.
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Porto — 4 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.
Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira do Porto, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Braga.
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Braga — 1 night

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, then stroll around Jardim de Santa Barbara, then stroll around Praca da Republica, and finally steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Braga holiday site.

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sintra.
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Sintra — 1 night

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, then steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, and then stop by MP Loja Gourmet.

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Getting from Braga to Sintra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Sintra, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Lisbon — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

See some other sides of Lisbon: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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