15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip itinerary planner

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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
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Pinhao
— 2 nights
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Viseu
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 7 nights

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Viana do Castelo

— 2 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario de Santa Luzia and Ponte Romana. Change things up with these side-trips from Viana do Castelo: Museu Bienal de Cerveira (in Vila Nova de Cerveira), Fortaleza de Valenca (in Valenca) and Palacio da Brejoeira (in Moncao).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Viana do Castelo day trip planning site.

Porto to Viana do Castelo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Pinhao

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Quinta do Vale Dona Maria, then don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railway Station, and then appreciate the views at The Douro Valley. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim, and then do a tasting at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pinhao online travel planner.

Getting from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passadicos do Paiva and Quinta da Pacheca. Venture out of the city with trips to National Forest of Bussaco (in Luso) and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museu Grao Vasco and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu.

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Traveling by car from Pinhao to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Porto

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque da Cidade do Porto and Jardim de Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Aveiro (Ria de Aveiro & Forum Aveiro), Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca & Guimaraes Castle) and Se de Braga (in Braga). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, and don't miss a visit to Ribeira Square.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Viseu to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:

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.