45 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

45 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal vacation planner
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Lisbon
— 23 nights
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Obidos
— 7 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 8 nights
Drive
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Covilha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Lisbon — 23 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Cascais (Cascais Marina & Boca do Inferno), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Photography Tours, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lisbon. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Obidos.
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Obidos — 7 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore Obidos' surroundings by going to Torre das Cabacas (in Santarem) and Nazare (O Sitio, Miradouro do Suberco, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter, tee off at Royal Obidos Golf Course, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Obidos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Obidos, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 8 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo (in Fatima) and Tomar (Charola & Convento de Cristo). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santiago.

Make your Coimbra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Covilha.
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Covilha — 5 nights

Covilhã is a city and a municipality in the Centro region, Portugal. Change things up with these side-trips from Covilha: Vale Glaciar de Loriga (in Loriga), Faia Brava Reserve (in Castelo Rodrigo) and Covao D'Ametade (in Serra da Estrela). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Portas do Sol, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Manuel Cargaleiro, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata Fraga D'alta, and take in the awesome beauty at Serra da Estrela.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Covilha route app.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Covilha takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monsanto.
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Monsanto — 1 night

On the 26th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Idanha-a-Vehla, then admire the engineering at Barragem Marechal Carmona, and then wander the streets of Historic Village of Monsanto.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Monsanto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Covilha to Monsanto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Central Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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