30 days in Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
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Sintra
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Setubal
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 1 night
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Odeceixe
— 1 night
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Lagos
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Portimao
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Faro
— 1 night
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Tavira
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Beja
— 1 night
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Evora
— 4 nights
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Macao
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Tomar
— 1 night
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Fatima
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Nazare
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Figueira da Foz
— 1 night
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Coimbra
— 1 night
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Lousa
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Castelo Branco
— 1 night
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Proenca-a-Nova
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Penamacor
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Unhais da Serra
— 1 night
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Macao
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Aveiro
— 1 night
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Amarante
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Guimaraes
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Valenca
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Lisbon. In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Sintra

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Farol da Guia.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sintra day trip site.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. August in Sintra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

You'll explore and learn at Museu de Marinha and National Museum of Ancient Art. Relax by the water at Praia da Rainha and Praia da Morena. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia Do Rei in Costa da Caparica--about 30 minutes away. See some other sides of Lisbon: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes, get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, and explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip website.

Lisbon is very close to Sintra. You'll set off for Setubal on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Lisbon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Setubal

— 1 night
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then surround yourself with nature on Sesimbra Safari.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Setubal travel planning tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Setubal in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Setubal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Setubal

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, then take a stroll through Rua Augusta, and then engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online itinerary planner.

Drive from Setubal to Lisbon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Odeceixe

— 1 night
Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Odeceixe road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Odeceixe takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll set off for Lagos on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Odeceixe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Lagos

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip planner.

Drive from Odeceixe to Lagos in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Portimao.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Portimao

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Praia dos Caneiros, then enjoy the sand and surf at Molhe Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Ponta do Altar Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portimao trip planner.

Portimao is very close to Lagos. In August, daytime highs in Portimao are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Faro

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Faro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Portimao to Faro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Faro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Tavira on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Tavira

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Church, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Cacela, then make a trip to Praca da Republica, and finally get curious at Tavira Ciencia Viva Science Centre.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tavira online vacation planner.

Getting from Faro to Tavira by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tavira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beja.

Things to do in Tavira

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Beja

— 1 night
Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beja sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tavira to Beja by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Tavira in August, you will find days in Beja are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Beja

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Evora

— 4 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz and Igreja de Sao Mamede. Let the collections at Professor Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum and Aldeia da Terra capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Mother Church of Sta Maria (in Estremoz) and Museu Do Barro (in Redondo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, appreciate the history behind Porta do Raimundo, and gain insight at Garcia de Resende Theater (Evora).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Evora journey tool.

You can drive from Beja to Evora in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Macao.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Macao

— 1 night
Mação is a municipality in the Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Ortiga and then kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial do Carvoeiro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Macao trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Evora to Macao in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Macao

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Coimbra

— 1 night
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Santiago, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Bartolomew.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbra route planner.

Traveling by car from Macao to Coimbra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Tomar

— 1 night
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Capela de Santa Iria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Charola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tomar vacation website.

Drive from Coimbra to Tomar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fatima.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Fatima

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fatima planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tomar to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazare.

Things to do in Fatima

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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. On the 18th (Wed), get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida da Memoria, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazare attractions planner.

Getting from Fatima to Nazare by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Nazare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Figueira da Foz.

Things to do in Nazare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Figueira da Foz

— 1 night
Figueira da Foz, also known as Figueira for short, is a city and a municipality in the Coimbra District, in Portugal. To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Figueira da Foz vacation builder site.

You can drive from Nazare to Figueira da Foz in an hour. In August in Figueira da Foz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Figueira da Foz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Coimbra

— 1 night
You've now added The Palace of Bucaco to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Bucaco, don't miss a visit to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais, and finally get outside with Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Figueira da Foz to Coimbra in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lousa.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Lousa

Lousã is a municipality in the district of Coimbra, in the central part of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Aldeia do Casal Novo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lousa tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Lousa takes an hour. August in Lousa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Castelo Branco.

Things to do in Lousa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Castelo Branco

— 1 night
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Castelo Branco trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Lousa to Castelo Branco takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Proenca-a-Nova on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Castelo Branco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Proenca-a-Nova

Proença-a-Nova is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Proenca-a-Nova sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Castelo Branco to Proenca-a-Nova in an hour. Another option is to drive. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Penamacor.

Things to do in Proenca-a-Nova

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Penamacor

Penamacor is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Penamacor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Penamacor attractions planner.

Getting from Proenca-a-Nova to Penamacor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Unhais da Serra.

Things to do in Penamacor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Unhais da Serra

— 1 night
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Unhais da Serra trip planner.

Drive from Penamacor to Unhais da Serra in 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Macao.

Things to do in Unhais da Serra

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Macao

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Macao tour planner.

You can drive from Unhais da Serra to Macao in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Porto on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Macao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Porto

— 3 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.
Cruzeiros Douro has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Parque de Avioso - S. Pedro and Praia de Espinho make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Baia and Praia do Homem do Leme. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, examine the collection at Estacao Litoral da Aguda, head outdoors with Parque Biologico de Gaia, and take an in-depth tour of MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

You can drive from Macao to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Aveiro

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro and then take in the exciting artwork at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aveiro day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amarante.

Things to do in Aveiro

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Amarante

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amarante trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Amarante takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Guimaraes on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Amarante

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Guimaraes

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to GUIMARAES, then get engrossed in the history at Alberto Sampaio Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ponha Aqui o Seu Pezinho. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos, then admire the landmark architecture of Capela dos Passos da Paixão de Cristo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip planner.

You can drive from Amarante to Guimaraes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Valenca.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Valenca

— 1 night
On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dos Anjos and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Santo Estevao.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valenca day trip planning app.

Drive from Guimaraes to Valenca in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guimaraes to Valenca due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Guimaraes in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Valenca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geres.

Things to do in Valenca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Geres

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Lapa.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geres day trip app.

You can drive from Valenca to Geres in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Valenca to Geres is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Geres

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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.

Castelo Branco District travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles
Castelo Branco District is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.MunicipalitiesThe district is composed of 11 municipalities: Belmonte Castelo Branco Covilhã Fundão Idanha-a-Nova Oleiros Penamacor Proença-a-Nova Sertã Vila de Rei Vila Velha de Ródão

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