22 days in Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
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Cascais
— 1 day
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Lisbon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive
5
Leiria
— 1 night
Drive
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Fatima
— 1 day
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7
Leiria
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteigas
— 1 night
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Serra da Estrela
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Manteigas
— 1 night
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Peso Da Regua
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 2 nights
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Braga
Drive
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Guimaraes
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Leiria
— 1 night
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Nazare
— 1 day
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Leiria
— 1 night
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19
Obidos
— 1 day
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Leiria
— 1 night
Drive
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Evora
— 1 day
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Leiria
— 1 night
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Salvador

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lisbon Oceanarium, Escultura de Fernando Pessoa, Elevador de Santa Justa, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pavilhao do Conhecimento and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, stop by Parque das Nacoes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Salvador, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Salvador to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salvador in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Cascais

— 1 day

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boca do Inferno as well as Cascais Marina. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, go for a stroll along the water at Cascais Marina, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cascais holiday planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Cascais by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip website.

You can drive from Cascais to Lisbon in an hour. Another option is to take a train. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Sintra

— 1 night
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castelo dos Mouros as well as Park and National Palace of Pena. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sintra online day trip planner.

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. In December, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Leiria

— 1 night
Leiria is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Leiria.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leiria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sintra to Leiria takes 2 hours. December in Leiria sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Fatima

— 1 day
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Holy Trinity, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatima tour website.

Fatima is just a short distance from Leiria. In December, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Leiria.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Leiria

— 1 night
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leiria online trip builder.

Leiria is very close to Fatima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manteigas.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Manteigas

— 1 night
Manteigas is a town and a municipality in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Viveiro das Trutas.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manteigas day trip planning tool.

Drive from Leiria to Manteigas in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serra da Estrela.

Things to do in Manteigas

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Serra da Estrela

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra da Estrela.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serra da Estrela driving holiday tool.

Serra da Estrela is just a stone's throw from Manteigas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manteigas.

Things to do in Serra da Estrela

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Manteigas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Poco do Inferno and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Folgosinho.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteigas trip itinerary planning site.

Manteigas is just a short distance from Serra da Estrela. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Manteigas

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Peso Da Regua

— 2 nights
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, learn about winemaking at Quinta Seara d'Ordens, and then do a tasting at Quinta do Vallado. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Adega de Favaios, do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nossa Senhora da Lapa.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Peso Da Regua trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Manteigas to Peso Da Regua by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Porto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, then learn about winemaking at Burmester, and finally take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, then learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and finally shop like a local with Mercado Beira-Rio.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto online visit planner.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Porto in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Braga

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
On the 23rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte and then relax and rejuvenate at Deeplyzen Day Spa.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Braga online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Braga sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Guimaraes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Alberto Sampaio Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip builder site.

Guimaraes is just a short distance from Braga. December in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Porto

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa Nova, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira, then do a tasting at Taylor's Port, and finally examine the collection at Museu Pedagogico Luso Brasileiro. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Leiria

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, steep yourself in history at Batalha Monastery, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leiria day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Leiria takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Nazare

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Norte, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then make a trip to Alcobaca.

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Nazare is just a short distance from Leiria. December in Nazare sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Leiria.

Things to do in Nazare

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Leiria

— 1 night
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Leiria is just a short distance from Nazare. You will leave for Obidos on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Obidos

— 1 day

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Aqueduto da Usseira, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Tiago Church.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Obidos visit planning site.

Getting from Leiria to Obidos by car takes about an hour. December in Obidos sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Leiria.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Leiria

— 1 night
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leiria journey planner.

Getting from Obidos to Leiria by car takes about an hour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Evora.

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Evora

— 1 day
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, and then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra.

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You can drive from Leiria to Evora in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Evora are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leiria.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Leiria

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Evora to Leiria takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Leiria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.

Leiria District travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches
Although most visitors flock to its pleasant Atlantic coastline, Leiria District also features a hilly countryside peppered with quiet towns, luxuriant vineyards, and thick oak forests. The district's namesake capital city, situated at the confluence of two major rivers, attracts history and architecture buffs with its hilltop castle and majestic Romanesque cathedral. If you wish to combine sightseeing with a few active pursuits, use the district capital as your base and divide your time among the region's beaches and fishing villages, which preserve their traditional way of life and happily evade the worst aspects of commercial tourism.