10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Cascais
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
2
Sintra
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
3
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Porto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Coimbra
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h
6
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Nazare
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
8
Obidos
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

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night
Cascais

Cascais ©
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 Cascais Marina as well as Cabo da Roca. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the design of Fonte dos Pisoes, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then go for a walk through Cabo da Roca, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Cascais Marina.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cascais itinerary planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to Cascais is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cascais. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Cascais hover around 60°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

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day
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Sintra, look for gifts at The Sintra Gift, admire the striking features of Palacio de Monserrate, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Bonsai, and finally get your game on at Five Historic Photography Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sintra trip itinerary site .

Sintra is just a short distance from Cascais. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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The Sintra Gift ©
The Sintra Gift
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Palacio de Monserrate
Five Historic Photography Studio ©
Five Historic Photography Studio

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Alfama, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally admire the striking features of Panteao Nacional.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online holiday planner .

Lisbon is just a short distance from Sintra. In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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night
Porto

Porto ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Coimbra (Jardim Botanico & Misericordia de Coimbra Museum), Boca do Inferno (in Cascais) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Maria Madrugas). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto online travel route planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time is 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Porto hover around 57°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Cascais.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sintra, Boca do Inferno
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno

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day
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, then make a trip to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and finally contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coimbra vacation website .

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Coimbra sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra

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Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capelas Imperfeitas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, and finally stop by A Loja do Caminho.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fatima attractions planning app .

Traveling by bus from Coimbra to Fatima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in February, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nazare.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Batalha
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas

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hours
Nazare

Nazare ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nazare road trip app .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Nazare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Nazare, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Nazare

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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night
Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Tiago Church, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Obidos day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nazare to Obidos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in February, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Obidos

Historic Sites
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Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village

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