17 days in Braga, Porto & Barcelona Itinerary

17 days in Braga, Porto & Barcelona Itinerary

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Braga, Portugal
— 9 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Braga, Portugal
— 4 nights

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Braga, Portugal — 9 nights

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.
Braga is known for historic sites, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Cruz, explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Biscaínhos Museum Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Braga trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Porto, Portugal — 1 day

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 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Getting from Braga to Porto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Braga.
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Shopping · Historic Sites
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Braga, Portugal — 1 night

Portuguese Rome

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Braga online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Barcelona.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Braga to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Braga on the 10th (Tue).
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Braga, Portugal — 4 nights

Portuguese Rome

See even more of Braga: take in the views from Prado Bridge, stop by Shopping Braga Parque, don't miss a visit to Termas romanas de Maximinus, and examine the collection at Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Braga trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Braga in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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