7 days in Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon Itinerary

7 days in Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon Itinerary

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7 days in Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Coimbra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, then explore the activities along Rio Douro, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Porto travel route planning website .

Phoenix, USA to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Porto is 7 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Porto to be colder, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Nature
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, steep yourself in history at Portugal dos Pequenitos, then see the interesting displays at Cience Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu da Santa Casa da Misericordia de Coimbra, browse the collection at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, then see the interesting displays at Museu Academico / Academic Museum, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Coimbra road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Porto to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbra can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites

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Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

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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.
Get some cultural insight at National Tile Museum and Castelo de S. Jorge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cabo da Roca and Jeronimos Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Park and National Palace of Pena about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, browse the exhibits of Igreja de Sao Roque, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo da Roca
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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