17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Sintra
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Evora
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Obidos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Batalha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Nazare
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
7
Batalha
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
8
Fatima
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Tomar
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
10
Batalha
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Bussaco
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Porto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
13
Braga
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
14
Guimaraes
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
15
Porto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
16
Coimbra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
17
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Amoreiras 360 Panoramic View as well as HIPPOtrip. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Largo de Sao Domingos, wander the streets of Rossio Square, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, then go sightseeing with HIPPOtrip, and finally wander the streets of Bairro Alto. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, sample the tasty concoctions at Dois Corvos, admire the striking features of Estacao Gare do Oriente, stroll through Jardins da Agua, then enjoy breathtaking views from Amoreiras 360 Panoramic View, and finally visit Chiado.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon route tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lisbon is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Avenida da Liberdade ©
Avenida da Liberdade
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Rossio Square ©
Rossio Square

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
On the 20th (Thu), have a few drinks at Sinistra, explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sintra sightseeing planning app.

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boca do Inferno
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Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Sinistra ©
Sinistra

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Evora

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Before you visit Evora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sintra to Evora by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sintra in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Evora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Obidos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Olaria S. Pedro, explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Óbidos, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Obidos trip planner.

Getting from Evora to Obidos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in August, you will find days in Obidos are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Batalha.

Things to do in Obidos

Shopping Historic Sites
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Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos ©
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Olaria S. Pedro ©
Olaria S. Pedro

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Batalha

Batalha ©
Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Batalha holiday planner.

You can drive from Obidos to Batalha in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Batalha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazare.

Things to do in Batalha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Leiria, Miradouro do Suberco
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Praia do Pedrogao ©
Praia do Pedrogao
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria
Miradouro do Suberco ©
Miradouro do Suberco

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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. On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to O Sitio and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare vacation maker app.

Drive from Batalha to Nazare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Nazare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Batalha.

Things to do in Nazare

Historic Sites
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Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ©
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
O Sitio
O Sitio

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Batalha

Batalha ©
On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at A Loja do Caminho and then get engrossed in the history at Moinho do Papel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz da Batalha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capelas Imperfeitas, stop by Casa Trovao, then pause for some photo ops at Pillory of Alfeizerao, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Ervedeira.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Batalha trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nazare to Batalha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Fatima.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leiria, Panoramico Aquaparque, Dolmen of Alcobertas, Pillory of Alfeizerao
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Igreja Matriz da Batalha ©
Igreja Matriz da Batalha
Capelas Imperfeitas ©
Capelas Imperfeitas
Moinho do Papel ©
Moinho do Papel

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Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Tomar, and then steep yourself in history at Aqueduto dos Pegoes.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Fatima holiday maker site.

Fatima is just a short distance from Batalha. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tomar.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomar
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Aqueduto dos Pegoes ©
Aqueduto dos Pegoes
Synagogue of Tomar ©
Synagogue of Tomar

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Tomar

Tomar
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tomar itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Fatima to Tomar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Tomar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Batalha on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Batalha

Batalha ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Espirito Santo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Azul, then explore the world behind art at Mimo - Museu Da Imagem Em Movimento, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Leiria. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Laserquest - Centro de Aventura, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Leiria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vieira de Leiria Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Osso da Baleia Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Batalha trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tomar to Batalha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bussaco.

Things to do in Batalha

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leiria, Osso da Baleia Beach, Vieira de Leiria Beach, Lago Azul
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Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria
Osso da Baleia Beach ©
Osso da Baleia Beach
Lago Azul ©
Lago Azul

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Bussaco

Bussaco
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bussaco road trip website.

You can drive from Batalha to Bussaco in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bussaco can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Bussaco

Historic Sites
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bussaco to Porto in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taylor's Port
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Braga

Braga ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for gifts at Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, steep yourself in history at Arco da Porta Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Braga trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Porto, Quinta do Piloto, Memories of Portugal Souvenir Shop, Graham's Port Lodge
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Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Guimaraes trip planner.

Guimaraes is just a short distance from Braga. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Porto on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Guimaraes

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Porto

Porto
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto vacation maker website.

You can drive from Guimaraes to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellow Bus Tours Coimbra as well as Fado ao Centro. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Quinta das Lagrimas, contemplate the long history of Portugal dos Pequenitos, admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, then go sightseeing with Yellow Bus Tours Coimbra, then take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra, and finally see a show at Fado ao Centro.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbra route website.

Take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Coimbra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach)
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Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Fado ao Centro ©
Fado ao Centro

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
You've now added Castelo de Sesimbra to your itinerary.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online route planner.

Getting from Coimbra to Lisbon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Natural da Arrabida, Castelo de Sesimbra
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Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Castelo de Sesimbra ©
Castelo de Sesimbra

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