23 days in Portugal Itinerary

23 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip itinerary planner

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Evora
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Obidos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 5 nights
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Evora

— 3 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loios Convent, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Evora holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Evora is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in December: highs in Evora hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Obidos

— 4 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 Nazare (Museu Dr. Joaquim Manso, Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, get in on the family fun at Vila Natal, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Museu Municipal de Obidos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Obidos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Obidos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Obidos, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Coimbra

— 4 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Praca do Comercio, take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, delve into the distant past at Roman Ruins and Museum of Conimbriga, and snap pictures at Ponte Pedro e Ines.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Obidos to Coimbra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Porto

— 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and stop by Livraria Lello.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary website.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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.