31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal itinerary planner
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Viseu
— 4 nights
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Pinhao
— 5 nights
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Braganca
— 4 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 12 nights
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Viseu — 4 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. Take a break from the city and head to Praia Fluvial de Folgosa and Serra de Sao Macario. Popular historic sites such as Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Viseu side-trips: Lamego (Aneto Wines, Museu de Lamego, &more), Aldeia da Pena (in Sao Pedro do Sul) and Praia Fluvial Senhora da Ribeira (in Santa Comba Dao). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu Etnografico Casa da Lavoura e Oficina do Linho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Jose, and appreciate the history behind Palacio dos Condes de Anadia.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Viseu route maker site.

Lisbon to Viseu is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pinhao.
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Pinhao — 5 nights

Get some cultural insight at Quinta do Beijo and Vinicola Wine & Soul. Visiting The Douro Valley and Apibericos,professional beekeepers will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Pinhao: Penedono (Igreja Matriz de Penedono & Castelo de Penedono), Sernancelhe (Igreja Matriz de Sernancelhe & Santuario Nossa Senhora da Lapa) and Carrazeda de Ansiaes (Park Douro Selvagem & Castelo de Ansiaes).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pinhao trip maker.

You can drive from Viseu to Pinhao in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Braganca.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Braganca — 4 nights

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galeria George Dussaud and Centro Cultural Solar dos Condes de Vinhais. Castle of Braganza and Ponte Romana de Trajano will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Braganca: Parque Biologico de Vinhais (in Vinhais) and Chaves (Castelo de Chaves, Church of Santa Maria Maior, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, examine the collection at Museu do Abade de Bacal, and stop by Mercearia da Se.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Braganca road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Braganca takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Viana do Castelo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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Viana do Castelo — 5 nights

You'll explore and learn at O Navio Gil Eannes and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia. Santuario de Santa Luzia and Antigos Pacos do Concelho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Viana do Castelo's surroundings by going to Afife (Praia da Arda & Praia de afife), AktivaNatura - Outdoor Adventures (in Ponte da Barca) and Church of Misericordia (in Arcos de Valdevez).

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Viana do Castelo day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Viana do Castelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Viana do Castelo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Porto — 12 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Detours and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ribeira do Porto and Museu Serralves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto: Vila do Conde (Capela de Nossa Senhora da Guia & Largo Dom Afonso Sanches), Igreja da Lapa (in Povoa de Varzim) and Enjoy Douro (in Marco de Canaveses). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Viana do Castelo to Porto in 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. In July in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — Aug 4:

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.