5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Central Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Portugal trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Lisbon
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Obidos
— 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.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Obidos

— 1 night

Wedding Present Town

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 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Vila Natal and then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Obidos online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Obidos can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Obidos

Theme Parks
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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.