11 days in Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal travel planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Obidos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbra
— 1 day
Drive
4
Porto
— 3 nights

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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Feathers & Scales and Parque da Paz. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), visit Alfama, and get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Obidos

— 2 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Obidos Village, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and then get in on the family fun at Vila Natal. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Obidos sightseeing site.

Drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Coimbra

— 1 day
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, and then steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online road trip planner.

Drive from Obidos to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Coimbra sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oporto Buggy Adventure and Miradouro da Pedra Bela. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Ponte de Dom Luis I. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and take an in-depth tour of MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.