Route & dates
Porto— 5 nights
Wed, Feb 15 - Mon, Feb 20
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.Shop till you drop at Mercado Bom Sucesso and Mercado do Bolhao. You'll get in some beach time at Praia Fluvial de Loriga and Matosinhos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Serra da Estrela (in Serra da Estrela), Guimaraes (Largo da Oliveira & Paco dos Duques de Braganca) and Forum Aveiro (in Aveiro). Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, and learn about winemaking at Sandeman Cellars.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.
If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In February, daytime highs in Porto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Porto
Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, Serra da Estrela, Matosinhos Beach
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