13 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Porto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 6 nights
Drive to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Fly to Weston

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Porto — 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Ponte de Dom Luis I. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, and steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto day trip website.

Weston, USA to Porto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Weston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Viana do Castelo.
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Viana do Castelo — 6 nights

Bring the kids along to Santuario de Santa Luzia and Water Park Geres. Explore Viana do Castelo's surroundings by going to Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate), Ponte Romana e Medieval (in Ponte de Lima) and Praia da Arda (in Afife).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Viana do Castelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.
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