12 days in Central Portugal & London Itinerary

12 days in Central Portugal & London Itinerary

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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Alcobaca
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Alcobaca, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascais, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sintra, Portugal
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Alcobaca, Portugal — 2 nights

Alcobaça is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, kick back and relax at Praia de Sao Pedro de Moel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alcobaca trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Alcobaca is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Alcobaca. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for slightly colder days in Alcobaca, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Centro Geodesico de Portugal and then admire the sheer force of Penedo Furado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire and then step into the grandiose world of Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fatima trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Alcobaca to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fatima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Cascais.
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Cascais, Portugal — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Palmela and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Troia Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cascais online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Fatima to Cascais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Cascais sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sintra.
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Sintra, Portugal — 3 nights

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 13th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Graca, stroll through Centro De Recuperacao Do Lobo Iberico, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Paroquial De São Martinho De Sintra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary planner.

Sintra is very close to Cascais. In September, daily temperatures in Sintra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 15th (Fri), take a stroll through Primrose Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sintra to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sintra in September, with highs in London at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Central Portugal travel guide

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Central Portugal contains some of the most prosperous and densely populated areas in Portugal, as well as thick pine and chestnut forests spread across a series of rugged mountain ranges. Inhabited since well before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, this part of the country remains best known for its capital Coimbra, which features a historic Old Town retaining much of its medieval look and feel. Beyond the busy regional capital lies Portugal's tranquil countryside, frequently overlooked by foreign visitors despite its ancient sites and hospitable small towns. Along the region's mountainous border with Spain you can tour a series of age-old castles and fortified villages, once the first line of defense against foreign invaders.
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