12 days in Lisbon & Coimbra Itinerary

12 days in Lisbon & Coimbra Itinerary

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12 days in Lisbon & Coimbra Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbra
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

8
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 30:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
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 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ, don't miss a visit to Sao Sebastiao Aqueduct, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra. On the next day, get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra day trip planner.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

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