59 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

59 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

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59 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
+2
Fly + subway + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Coimbra
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fundao
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nazare
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lisbon
— 14 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cape Town

14
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
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 Tomar (Convent of Christ & Castelo do Bode), Figueira da Foz (Casa do Paço, Praia da Murtinheira, & more) and Osso da Baleia Beach (in Pombal). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, trek along Choupal National Forest, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, and contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coimbra visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Coimbra is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Coimbra is minus 2 hours. In June, Coimbra is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fundao.

Things to do in Coimbra

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Figueira da Foz, Pombal, Tomar, Praia do Reconquinho
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Praca do Comercio ©
Praca do Comercio

13
nights
Fundao

Fundao ©
Fundão is a city and a municipality in the Castelo Branco District in Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fundao: Seia (Aldeia Natal & Poco da Broca Falls), Faia Brava Reserve (in Castelo Rodrigo) and Castelo de Pinhel (in Pinhel). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Village of Monsanto, don't miss a visit to Portas do Sol, explore the ancient world of Castelo de Celorico da Beira, and explore the historical opulence of Vilar Maior Castle.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Fundao online travel route planner .

Getting from Coimbra to Fundao by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nazare.

Things to do in Fundao

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Covilha, Castelo Branco, Celorico da Beira, Sabugal, Proenca-a-Nova
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Serra da Gardunha ©
Serra da Gardunha
Portas do Sol ©
Portas do Sol
Portas de Almourao ©
Portas de Almourao

15
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Obidos (Municipal Museum of Obidos, Obidos Village, & more) and Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande) (in Peniche). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, get outside with Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, and don't miss a visit to Forte de Sao Miguel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nazare attractions planner .

You can drive from Fundao to Nazare in 2.5 hours. July in Nazare sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande)
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Lagoa de Obidos ©
Lagoa de Obidos

14
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Spend the 18th (Sat) on two wheels at Portugal Bike. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey builder .

Traveling by car from Nazare to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nazare in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Portugal Bike
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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