15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal journey planner
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Braganca
— 1 night
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Pinhao
— 1 night
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Viseu
— 3 nights
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Terras de Bouro
— 2 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 5 nights
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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 22.5-hour car ride. 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.
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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 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Viseu.
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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: Peso Da Regua (Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, &more) and Lamego (Quinta da Pacheca, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, &more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and browse the different shops at Palacio do Gelo.

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 drive to Terras de Bouro.
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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): stroll through Cabril Eco Rural and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo Montalegre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): trek along Trilho Da Geira, take in the dramatic scenery at Pincaes Cascate, and then boost your wellbeing at Termas de Caldelas.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Terras de Bouro road trip planning tool.

Drive from Viseu to Terras de Bouro in 2.5 hours. December in Terras de Bouro sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Viana do Castelo.
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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. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, then snap pictures at Ponte Romana e Medieval, and then make a trip to Palacio da Brejoeira.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Viana do Castelo trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Viana do Castelo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.
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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 Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge. Go for a jaunt from Porto to Aveiro to see Ria de Aveiro about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip builder site.

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. 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 time for the flight back home.
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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.
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