14-Day Portugal Road Trip from Porto traveling south to Leiria District, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon, and Coimbra

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Portugal on a 14-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Porto, Leiria District, Óbidos, Peniche, Carvalhal, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Caldas da Rainha, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Lisbon, Almada, Fátima, Coimbra, Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro. This road trip itinerary in Portugal seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Portugal takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Porto, 2 nights in Leiria District, 1 night in Caldas da Rainha, 4 nights in Lisbon, and 2 nights in Coimbra. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Portugal. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Porto, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Portugal on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Portugal. Sanctuary of Fátima and Praça do Comércio are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Porto, Leiria District, Óbidos, Peniche, Carvalhal, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Caldas da Rainha, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Colares, Lisbon, Almada, Fátima, Coimbra, Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Portugal. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Portugal.

Throughout your road trip in Portugal, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Portugal.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Portugal fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Portugal today!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
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Destinations

Peniche - city in PortugalPeniche
Vila Nova de Gaia - city in PortugalVila Nova de Gaia
Caldas da Rainha - city in PortugalCaldas da Rainha / 1 night
Porto, Portugal old town ribeira aerial promenade view with colorful houses, Douro river and boats.Porto / 4 nights
Leiria - city in PortugalLeiria / 2 nights
Coimbra - region in PortugalCoimbra / 2 nights
Aveiro - city in PortugalAveiro
Photo of Lisbon City Skyline with Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River, Portugal.Lisbon / 4 nights
Almada - city in PortugalAlmada
Photo of aerial view of Alcobaca Monastery and the city in Alcobaca, Portugal.Alcobaça
Photo of monumental ensemble of the sanctuary and the basilica of our lady of Fatima, Portugal.Ourém
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Photo of the Sanctuary of Fatima on a beautiful summer day, Portugal.Sanctuary of Fátima
Photo of famous arch at the Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal.Praça do Comércio
Photo of the Belem tower at the bank of Tejo River in Lisbon ,Portugal.Belém Tower
Photo of the big Lisbon oceanarium (aka Oceanario de Lisboa) building on pier in an artificial lagoon at Tagus river, Portugal.Lisbon Oceanarium
Luís I Bridge, Sé, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalLuís I Bridge
Castelo de S. Jorge, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalCastelo de S Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena, São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalPark and National Palace of Pena
Photo of Palace Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, landmarks of Portugal.Quinta da Regaleira
Photo of Lighthouse at Cabo da Roca in Portugal.Cabo da Roca
Photo of Time Out Market Lisboa with a big wall clock and an arch, Portugal.Time Out Market Lisboa
Photo of Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Lisbon, Portugal.Padrão dos Descobrimentos
LxFactoryLxFactory
Photo of the Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery is located in Lisbon, Portugal.Jerónimos Monastery
Santa Justa LiftSanta Justa Lift
Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Colares, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalSintra-Cascais Natural Park
Photo of Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal.Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
Photo of Lisbon Zoo: Fascinating wildlife park in Portugal's capital, home to diverse animals and conservation efforts in a lush, family-friendly setting, Portugal.Lisbon Zoo
Photo of Stone masonry Castle of Obidos and wall ruins or Castelo de Óbidos is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, Portugal.Castle of Óbidos
Photo of Sanctuary of Christ the King in Lisbon, Portugal.Sanctuary of Christ the King
Photo of wonderful romantic afternoon aerial landscape coastline of Nazare beach riviera (Praia da Nazare) with cityscape of Nazare town ,Portugal.Nazaré beach
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro de Santa Luzia tourist viewpoint over Alfama old city district at night with cruise liner. Lisbon, Portugal.Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Carvalhal, Bombarral, Leiria, West, Centro, PortugalBacalhôa Buddha Eden
Photo of Porto Cathedral. Portugal. Beautiful morning view of the famous cathedral in Porto. Camino de Santiago. Pillory of Porto.Porto Cathedral
Photo of Parque da Cidade do Porto, Portugal, city Park is the largest city park in this city.Parque da Cidade do Porto
Aerial view of Jardim do Morro, a little public park, in Avenida da Republica from Serra do Pilar at Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto in Portugal. Picturesque urban cityscape at sunset light.Jardim do Morro
Praça Luís de CamõesLuís de Camões Square
Landscaped terrace of viewpoint de São Pedro de Alcântara with panoramic views of Lisbon.Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
Photo of view of Lisbon famous view from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte tourist viewpoint of Alfama and Mauraria old city district at sunset, Portugal.Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Photo of Rua Augusta Arch is a triumphal, historical building in Lisbon on Commerce Square, Portugal.Rua Augusta Arch
Miradouro do Suberco, Nazaré, Leiria, West, Centro, PortugalMiradouro do Suberco
Photo of Casa da Música, Porto ,Portugal.Casa da Música
Aerial drone view of landmarks at Sao Martinho do Porto surrounding the iconic natural bayPraia de São Martinho do Porto
PHOTO OF Clérigos Tower, Porto, Portugal.Torre dos Clérigos
Photo of Paco das Escolas, University, UNESCO World Heritage, Coimbra (Portugal).Paço das Escolas
Initiation Well, São Martinho, Sintra, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, PortugalInitiation Well
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, PortugalBasilica of the Most Holy Trinity
The Alcobaca Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery in Alcobaca, Portugal.Alcobaça Monastery
Photo of Furadouro beach in Ovar. In recent years it has lost almost all of the beach sand it had.Furadouro beach
She changes as Rotunda da Anémona , designed by artist Janet Echelman in Northern , porto Portugal.She Changes
Nazaré lighthouse in Portugal with Big wavesFarol da Nazaré
Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
Photo of Parque de Serralves,Porto,Portugal.Parque de Serralves
Ponte Laços de Amizade, Vera Cruz, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalPonte Laços de Amizade
Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U.Porto, Lordelo do Ouro, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalJardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
Ageas Porto Coliseum
Chapel of Souls, Santo Ildefonso, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalChapel of Souls
FC Porto Museum, Campanhã, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalF C Porto Museum
Parque Dom Pedro Infante - City Park, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalInfante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
Cabo Carvoeiro cape near Portuguese town Peniche.Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse
Bolsa Palace, São Nicolau, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalBolsa Palace
Miradouro da Vitória
Photo of he Santa Cruz Monastery (Monastery of the Holy Cross) is a National Monument in Coimbra, Portugal.Monastery of Santa Cruz
Beautiful path leading to fountain in the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra in Portugal. The garden was founded in the 18th century and belongs to the most popular spots in the city.Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
Church Santo Ildefonso, Santo Ildefonso, Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, Porto, Área Metropolitana do Porto, North, PortugalChurch of Saint Ildefonso
Photo of Chapel of Apparitions - Fatima - Portugal. Chapel of the Apparitions
São BentoSão Bento Station
west facade of old romanesque cathedral in Coimbra.Old Cathedral of Coimbra
Aveiro Museum, Glória, Glória e Vera Cruz, Aveiro, Baixo Vouga, Centro, PortugalAveiro Museum
Barbican Gate, São Bartolomeu, Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina e São Bartolomeu, Coimbra, Baixo Mondego, Centro, PortugalBarbican Gate

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Day 1

Day 1 – Porto - arrival day

  • Porto - Arrival day
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  • São Bento Station
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Your road trip adventure in Portugal begins as soon as you reach Porto and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Porto for 3 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Porto is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Porto São Bento or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Porto. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Portugal. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Porto. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Nata Lisboa, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Tapabento S. Bento beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Muu Steakhouse. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Porto tonight.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Brasão Aliados, known for its lively atmosphere. Base Porto is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Aduela offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Portugal!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 17 km, 55 min

  • Parque de Serralves
  • Jardim Botânico do Porto | Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da U Porto
  • Torre dos Clérigos
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Luís I Bridge
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Porto has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Porto by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Clerigos tower. This much-appreciated bell tower is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 16,727 reviews.

Next up is Porto Cathedral. This cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 28,944 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Luís I Bridge. This sightseeing destination has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars in 79,912 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Porto, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Porto below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Porto.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Chama offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Abadia do Porto. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Porto.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Bonaparte Downtown. Alternatively, go to Letraria Porto, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Capela Incomum provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Portugal.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Porto

  • Porto
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 23 min

  • F C Porto Museum
  • Chapel of Souls
  • Casa da Música
  • She Changes
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Porto. You’ll stay in Porto for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Chapel of Souls. This church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,819 visitors.

When you’re finished at Chapel of Souls, head to Casa da Música. This one-of-a-kind concert hall is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 18,098 reviews.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Portugal that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Porto has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Portugal by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Porto's best restaurants.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Negra Café Baixa, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Bulha Sá da Bandeira? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at tascö as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Porto.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at FÉ Wine & Club, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, THE ROYAL COCKTAIL CLUB provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, HD Bar to Be Wild offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Portugal!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Porto and Leiria District

  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Porto
  • Leiria
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Drive 180 km, 2 hours 36 min

  • Church of Saint Ildefonso
  • Ageas Porto Coliseum
  • Miradouro da Vitória
  • Bolsa Palace
  • Jardim do Morro
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Portugal. Today you will explore Porto, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Leiria District. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Church of Saint Ildefonso. This church building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,434 visitors.

When you’re finished at Church of Saint Ildefonso, head to Ageas Porto Coliseum. This one-of-a-kind point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,636 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Miradouro da Vitória. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,667 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Bolsa Palace. This museum is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,029 visitors.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Jardim do Morro. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,309 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Leiria District, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Leiria District.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Restaurante Mata Bicho | Real Taverna, an iconic dining spot in Leiria District. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Atlas Leiria, a popular restaurant in Leiria District. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Mulligan's Irish Bar, a hidden gem nestled in Leiria District. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like O'sullivan Tavern Pool Club, known for its lively atmosphere. Chico Lobo is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, 100 Montaditos | Leiria offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Portugal!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Leiria District

  • Peniche
  • Leiria
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Drive 203 km, 2 hours 32 min

  • Bacalhôa Buddha Eden
  • Castle of Óbidos
  • Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Leiria District, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

When you’ve had your share of Carvalhal, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Óbidos. Your travel time is around 15 min.

Take the opportunity to see Castle of Óbidos. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 34,915 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Peniche. This drive usually takes around 30 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Take the opportunity to see Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,487 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Leiria District, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Carvalhal may take around 46 min. Upon your arrival in Carvalhal, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Bacalhôa Buddha Eden. Previous visitors have rated this amusement park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 28,988 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Leiria District.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Leiria District. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Rei Arthur Café Bistrô, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Hamburgueria da Baixa - Leiria boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out CaféCaphe de Leiria, Steakhouse e Tapas, cocktail bar. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Leiria District.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Os Filipes Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Yellow Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Casulo Lounge Caffé is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Portugal and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Leiria District and Caldas da Rainha

  • Alcobaça
  • Caldas da Rainha
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Drive 93 km, 2 hours 16 min

  • Nazaré beach
  • Miradouro do Suberco
  • Farol da Nazaré
  • Alcobaça Monastery
  • Praia de São Martinho do Porto
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Portugal, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Nazaré, Sao Martinho do Porto, and Alcobaça. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Caldas da Rainha, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Nazaré. This car ride takes around 32 min.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Nazaré beach, a remarkable beach where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 31,563 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Miradouro do Suberco. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 22,760 travelers.

Nazaré Lighthouse is another must-visit attraction. This renowned lighthouse offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,888 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Sao Martinho do Porto, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Alcobaça to Sao Martinho do Porto may take around 25 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Sao Martinho do Porto, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Praia de São Martinho do Porto, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 17,542 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Caldas da Rainha. Caldas da Rainha offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Caldas da Rainha's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Sabores d'Itália, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Maratona offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Casa Antero is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Caldas da Rainha.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Bar 120 - Gin Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Taskinha Do B3co is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Pateo do Baco also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Portugal.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Caldas da Rainha, Colares, and Lisbon

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  • Lisbon
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Initiation Well
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Park and National Palace of Pena
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Portugal. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, and Colares. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lisbon, which will be your home away from home for 4 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Colares and set your GPS to São Pedro de Penaferrim. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 27 min. Upon reaching São Pedro de Penaferrim, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Drop by the renowned National Palace of Pena. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 86,631 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Caldas da Rainha, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sintra may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Sintra, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Quinta da Regaleira. This museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 54,624 reviews.

Continue your journey at Initiation Well. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,024 travelers from near and far.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Lisbon, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As you explore more of Lisbon, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at daPrata52 - Petiscos ¦ Tapas, a top-rated dining destination in Lisbon. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Alma, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Lisboa Tu e Eu 2. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Lisbon this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Delirium Café Lisboa. Alternatively, go to Sacramento do Chiado, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, The George provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Portugal and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Rua Augusta Arch
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
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Day 8 of your road trip across Portugal promises a magnificent time exploring Lisbon. You have 3 nights left in Lisbon. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Drop by the renowned Santa Justa Lift. This popular point of interest has been rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 48,439 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Rua Augusta Arch. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 23,187 visitors, this triumphal arch deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Praça do Comércio. This square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 108,290 reviews.

Your discoveries in Lisbon do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Lisbon on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Lisbon. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Nicolau Lisboa, a highly-rated dining destination in Lisbon. If you're eager to try something different, consider Duque, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Belcanto. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Lisbon this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Delfina-Cantina Portuguesa, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Brown's Central Hotel, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Lisboa Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Portugal!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Lisbon Zoo
  • LxFactory
  • Time Out Market Lisboa
  • Luís de Camões Square
  • Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • More

Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Lisbon for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

You can learn more about Lisbon today by going on a tour. Lisbon offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

As you explore more of Lisbon, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Gambrinus, a top-rated dining destination in Lisbon. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider O Arco, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Baía do Peixe - Terreiro do Paço. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Lisbon this evening.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Toca da Raposa after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Portugal.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lisbon

  • Lisbon
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 50 min

  • Castelo de S Jorge
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belém Tower
  • More

Day 10 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Lisbon has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Lisbon by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Journey into the unknown at Castelo de S. Jorge, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 86,378 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Miradouro de Santa Luzia is a recommended place to visit. This scenic viewpoint is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 32,846 reviews.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Lisbon. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Trindade, a top-rated dining destination in Lisbon. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Lisbon Tu e Eu, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Portugal and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Lisbon and Coimbra

  • Ourém
  • Almada
  • Coimbra
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Drive 237 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Sanctuary of Christ the King
  • Chapel of the Apparitions
  • Sanctuary of Fátima
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip in Portugal, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Almada and Fátima. In the evening, you’ll end up in Coimbra, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Almada, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Lisbon to Almada may take around 24 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Almada, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Sanctuary of Christ the King, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This colossal statue of jesus is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 34,961 reviews.

Set your GPS to Fátima and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 31 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Fátima beckons with new experiences!

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Chapel of the Apparitions. This extraordinary chapel has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 3,993 visitors.

Next, make your way to Sanctuary of Fátima. This shrine to the virgin mary is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 107,827 reviews.

While in Fátima, we also recommend a visit to Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. This church has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 15,906 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Coimbra, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Coimbra's best restaurants.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Solar do Bacalhau, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Restaurante Zé Manel dos Ossos offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Restaurante Il Tartufo. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Coimbra.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Dux Taberna Urbana, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to The Murphy's Irish Pub. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at A Cozinha da Maria, another top-rated place in the area.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Portugal!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Coimbra

  • Coimbra
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Drive 4 km, 34 min

  • Monastery of Santa Cruz
  • Barbican Gate
  • Old Cathedral of Coimbra
  • Paço das Escolas
  • Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Coimbra. You’ll stay in Coimbra for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Monastery of Santa Cruz. This extraordinary temple is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,199 visitors.

Next, make your way to Barbican Gate. This top attraction is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,120 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Old Cathedral of Coimbra. This cathedral is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,894 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Paços da Universidade ou Paços das Escolas. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 16,616 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra. This cultural heritage is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,634 travelers.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Portugal is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Coimbra's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Sete, an iconic dining spot in Coimbra. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Tapas nas Costas, a popular restaurant in Coimbra. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Nacional, a hidden gem nestled in Coimbra. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Papa, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Restaurante PASSAPORTE Coimbra offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Coimbra. O Garfinho à Portuguesa - Prato do dia is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Portugal!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Coimbra and Porto

  • Aveiro
  • Porto
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Drive 174 km, 2 hours 45 min

  • Infante Dom Pedro Park - City Park
  • Aveiro Museum
  • Ponte Laços de Amizade
  • Casas Típicas da Costa Nova
  • Furadouro beach
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 13 of your road trip in Portugal. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Gafanha da Encarnação, Ovar, and Aveiro. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Porto. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Gafanha da Encarnação and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 17 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Gafanha da Encarnação beckons with new experiences!

Make Casas Típicas da Costa Nova one of your first sightseeing stops in Gafanha da Encarnação. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,354 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Gafanha da Encarnação and set your GPS to Ovar. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 45 min. Upon reaching Ovar, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Take the opportunity to see Furadouro beach. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,480 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Porto. Porto offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Porto. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Bacalhau, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Garden Porto? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Reitoria as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Porto.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Novo Oporto, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Casa Guedes Tradicional offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Adega Leonor. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Portugal!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Porto - departure day

  • Porto - Departure day
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  • Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal
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Day 14 of your road trip in Portugal is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Porto before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Portugal, take a moment for some retail therapy in Porto’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Portugal, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Portugal with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

Before you conclude your road trip in Portugal, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Porto.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss.

You’ll then say farewell to Porto. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Portugal!

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