17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lisbon
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Sintra
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Alcobaca
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Batalha
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Nazare
— 1 night
7
Aveiro
— Few hours
train:  1​h
8
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Pinhao
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Coimbra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Tomar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Evora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Portinho da Arrabida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Lisbon
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

4
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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Miradouro da Graca and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alfama and Belém Tower. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Lisbon. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for Sintra on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra and then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sintra journey maker app .

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

1
night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos and then make a trip to Obidos Village.

For maps and tourist information, read our Obidos trip app .

Traveling by car from Sintra to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sintra in August: highs in Obidos hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Alcobaca.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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Alcobaca

Alcobaca ©
Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Made In Alcobaca and then do a tasting at Quinta dos Capuchos.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alcobaca route planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Alcobaca in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Batalha.

Things to do in Alcobaca

Shopping Wineries
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Made In Alcobaca ©
Made In Alcobaca
Quinta dos Capuchos ©
Quinta dos Capuchos

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Batalha

Batalha
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Batalha trip planner .

Batalha is just a stone's throw from Alcobaca. In August, daily temperatures in Batalha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toNazare.

Things to do in Batalha

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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Nazare

Nazare
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. For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare road trip planning app .

You can drive from Batalha to Nazare in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Nazare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will leave for Aveiro on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): savor the flavors at Alianca Underground Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Parque Infante D. Pedro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Goncalinho.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aveiro trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nazare to Aveiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Aveiro

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Alianca Underground Museum
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Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
Capela de Sao Goncalinho ©
Capela de Sao Goncalinho

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nights
Porto

Porto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Aveiro to Porto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pinhao.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Igreja dos Carmelitas ©
Igreja dos Carmelitas
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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night
Pinhao

Pinhao
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do a tasting at D'Origem, learn about winemaking at Adega de Favaios, and then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo.

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You can drive from Porto to Pinhao in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries

Side Trips

D'Origem, Quinta do Beijo, Adega de Favaios
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day
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Pinhao to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

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night
Tomar

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Tomar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tomar trip builder app .

You can drive from Coimbra to Tomar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tomar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista ©
Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), then contemplate the long history of Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, then delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Evora trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tomar to Evora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tomar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Evora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Portinho da Arrabida.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Portinho da Arrabida

Portinho da Arrabida ©
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pego Beach. On the next day, go for a walk through Lapa de Santa Margarida, get engrossed in the history at Forte de Santa Maria da Arrabida, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carvalhal.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portinho da Arrabida trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Evora to Portinho da Arrabida in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Evora in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portinho da Arrabida: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Portinho da Arrabida

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Carvalhal
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Pego Beach ©
Pego Beach
Praia do Carvalhal ©
Praia do Carvalhal
Forte de Santa Maria da Arrabida ©
Forte de Santa Maria da Arrabida

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of National Palace of Queluz and then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portinho da Arrabida to Lisbon takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Palace of Queluz
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National Palace of Queluz ©
National Palace of Queluz
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

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