5 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vila Nova de Gaia
— 1 day
Taxi
2
Porto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vila do Conde
Drive
4
Guimaraes
— 1 night
Drive
5
Braga
— 1 night
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Vila Nova de Gaia

— 1 day
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged.
On the 1st (Sat), do a tasting at Taylor's Port, then learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, and then do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Gaia trip planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vila Nova de Gaia is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Vila Nova de Gaia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get cooler in Vila Nova de Gaia: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Gaia

Wineries
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Porto

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online sightseeing planner.

Porto is very close to Vila Nova de Gaia. In February in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vila do Conde.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Vila do Conde

Vila do Conde is a municipality in the Norte Region of Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Nau Quinhentista.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vila do Conde route website.

Vila do Conde is very close to Porto. In February, daily temperatures in Vila do Conde can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Vila do Conde

Museums
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Guimaraes

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes and then take in the exciting artwork at 9 Seculos.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes road trip planning website.

Drive from Vila do Conde to Guimaraes in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Braga

— 1 night

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): shop like a local with Zet Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Braga online trip maker.

Braga is just a stone's throw from Guimaraes. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Braga

Shopping · Museums
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Northern Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.