5 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal travel route maker

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): do a tasting at Taylor's Port, do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, and then learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vila Nova de Gaia holiday website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vila Nova de Gaia is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect Vila Nova de Gaia to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 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): take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porto trip app.

Porto is very close to Vila Nova de Gaia. February in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive 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. On the 2nd (Sun), learn about all things military at Nau Quinhentista.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vila do Conde journey builder.

Vila do Conde is just a short distance from Porto. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes and then view the masterpieces at 9 Seculos.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Vila do Conde to Guimaraes takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Zet Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Braga online travel route builder.

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In February in Braga, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Braga

Museums · Shopping
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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.