10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Coimbra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Lisbon
— 1 night

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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

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 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coimbra travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Porto

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Livraria Lello. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Ponte de Lima to see Ponte Romana about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto online road trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lisbon

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Discover how to plan a Lisbon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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.