15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Braganca
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Braganca
— 1 night
Drive
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Pinhao
— 1 night
Drive
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Viseu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Terras de Bouro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 5 nights
Fly

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Braganca

— 1 night
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, explore the world behind art at Galeria George Dussaud, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, then examine the collection at Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje, and finally look for gifts at Mercearia da Se.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Braganca itinerary tool.

Prague, Czech Republic to Braganca is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Pinhao

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Douro Valley, don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railway Station, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pinhao online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Viseu

— 3 nights
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Se Catedral de Viseu and Museu Grao Vasco. Change things up with these side-trips from Viseu: Lamego (Quinta da Pacheca, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, &more) and Peso Da Regua (Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, &more). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Palacio do Gelo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Third of San Francisco.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Viseu trip tool.

Drive from Pinhao to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Terras de Bouro.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Terras de Bouro

— 2 nights
Terras de Bouro is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal with a total area of 277.5 km² and a total population of 7,955 inhabitants.The present Mayor is António Ferreira Afonso, elected by the Social Democratic Party. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo Montalegre. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Trilho Da Geira, then admire the sheer force of Pincaes Cascate, and then test the waters at Termas de Caldelas.

Planning Terras de Bouro trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Terras de Bouro takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Terras de Bouro are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Terras de Bouro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Viana do Castelo

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Wed), trek along North Discovery Adventure Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Temático do Arnado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, then snap pictures at Ponte Romana, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Valenca, and finally make a trip to Palacio da Brejoeira.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo online journey planner.

You can drive from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Porto

— 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Costa Nova and Praia da Vagueira. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Ria de Aveiro. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker.

Traveling by car from Viana do Castelo to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Northern Portugal travel guide

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Bridges · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops
Natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make northern Portugal one of Europe's most desirable vacation destinations. Continuously populated for thousands of years, this verdant land features a lively coastline studded with dozens of modern resorts. Away from the ocean, the region transforms into a rolling countryside of small villages, vast national parks, lush vineyards, and World Heritage-listed prehistoric sites. Place the city of Porto at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's centuries-long history of outstanding wine production. Use the tourist-friendly city as your base, and devote some time to exploring the bucolic wine region stretching along the luxuriant banks of the Douro River.