15 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal itinerary planner
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Fly
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Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Obidos
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Coimbra
— 4 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Chennai

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Lisbon — 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra Railway Station, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip site.

Chennai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Lisbon is minus 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in October, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Obidos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Obidos — 3 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazare (Monte de Sao Bartolomeu, Miradouro do Suberco, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Obidos Village, look for gifts at Olaria S. Pedro, go for a walk through Rua Direita, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Obidos trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Obidos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Coimbra — 4 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Coimbra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, make a trip to Praca do Comercio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

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Getting from Obidos to Coimbra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Coimbra sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Central Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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