12 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, make a trip to Belém Tower, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online vacation builder.

Goiania, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Goiania in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Quay Cascais
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
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.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro and Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu da Ciencia and Prisao Academica. When in Coimbra, make a side trip to see Praia da Nazare in Nazare, approximately Nazare away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museu Academico / Academic Museum, steep yourself in history at Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center, browse the exhibits of Misericordia de Coimbra Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coimbra trip itinerary site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Praia da Nazare
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Museu da Ciencia ©
Museu da Ciencia
Museu Academico / Academic Museum ©
Museu Academico / Academic Museum