13 days in Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel route planner

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Belmonte
— 1 night
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Sabugal
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Penamacor
— 1 night
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Monsanto
— 1 night
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Castelo Novo
— 1 night
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Marvao
— 2 nights
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Tomar
— 2 nights
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Dornes
— 1 day
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Serta
— 3 nights
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Belmonte

— 1 night
Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Museu Judaico de Belmonte, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Belmonte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas de Santo Antonio e Calvario. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu dos Descobrimentos and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se-Catedral da Guarda.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belmonte trip planner.

Aveiro to Belmonte is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sabugal.

Things to do in Belmonte

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Sabugal

Sabugal is a city and a municipality in the District of Guarda in Portugal. To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sabugal journey maker site.

You can drive from Belmonte to Sabugal in an hour. You will leave for Penamacor on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Sabugal

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Penamacor

— 1 night
On the 16th (Mon), head outdoors with Zona Balnear do Meimao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Penamacor trip planning website.

You can drive from Sabugal to Penamacor in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monsanto.

Things to do in Penamacor

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Monsanto

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Penha Garcia, contemplate the long history of Monsanto, and then take a stroll through Historic Village of Monsanto.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monsanto holiday planning tool.

Monsanto is just a short distance from Penamacor. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Castelo Novo.

Things to do in Monsanto

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Castelo Novo

— 1 night
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Castelo Novo and then take in the pleasant sights at Castelo Novo Historical Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Castelo Novo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Monsanto to Castelo Novo takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marvao.

Things to do in Castelo Novo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Marvao

— 2 nights
Marvão is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cidade Romana de Ammaia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Núcleo Museológico da Sinagoga, and then make a trip to Fonte da Vila. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museu de Marvao, then don't miss a visit to Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros, and then get outside with Praia Fluvial do Rio Sever.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marvao planner.

Traveling by car from Castelo Novo to Marvao takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Castelo Novo to Marvao is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Marvao

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Tomar

— 2 nights
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Charola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tomar attractions planner.

Drive from Marvao to Tomar in 2 hours. Traveling from Marvao to Tomar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dornes.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Dornes

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela de Santa Maria Madalena e Sao Macario and then head outdoors with Praia Fluvial de Fernandaires.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dornes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tomar to Dornes takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Serta.

Things to do in Dornes

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Serta

— 3 nights
Sertã is a municipality in Castelo Branco District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Praia das Rocas and then head outdoors with Vale da Ribeira da Serta. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Aldeia do Talasnal and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Serta online trip maker.

Drive from Dornes to Serta in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Serta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.