2 days in Porto District & Matosinhos Itinerary

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Leca da Palmeira
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Leca do Balio


Porto — 1 day

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto tour itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Porto is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Porto hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Leca da Palmeira.
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Leca da Palmeira — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fishy Bikes Rent a Bike. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento Tragedia no Mar, then see Fishy Bikes Rent a Bike, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Your Care - Estetica e Equilibrio.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leca da Palmeira holiday builder website.

Leca da Palmeira is just a stone's throw from Porto. September in Leca da Palmeira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leca do Balio.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Leca do Balio

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Leca do Balio is just a stone's throw from Leca da Palmeira. In September, daytime highs in Leca do Balio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Porto District travel guide

Bridges · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wineries & Vineyards
Long accustomed to welcoming visitors from around the world, Porto District boasts a blend of attractions that include museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, historic monuments, and World Heritage-listed archaeological sites. The district's eponymous capital city serves as the gateway to the country's famed wine region, a leading supplier of some of the world's finest fortified wines. A paradise for sightseeing on foot, the historical city also features a well-preserved medieval quarter built over the foundations of ancient Roman ruins. Discover the city and its surrounding region on a boat tour along the Douro River, or head for the district's less-frequented interior to explore its pristine natural parks and rugged mountain regions.

Matosinhos travel guide

Beaches · Monuments · Shopping Malls
Matosinhos is a city and a municipality in the northern Porto district of Portugal, bordered in the south by the city of Porto. The population in 2011 was 175,478, and covered an area of approximately 62.42km2. The urban centre, the city proper, had a population of 45,703 in 2001.HistoryThe oldest vestige of human settlement in this territory extend back thousands of years and include instruments and Paleolithic artefacts, collected along the old beaches . The settlement of the land began sometime 5000 years ago, during the Neolithic, as evidenced from various funeral monuments and dolmens sporadically situated in Lavra, Perafita, Leça do Balio, Santa Cruz do Bispo, Guifões and São Gens.At the end of the Bronze Age, much like most of the northwest peninsula, settlements expanded into proto-urban agglomerations at high altitudes, associated with a culture with specific characteristics that predominated until the 1st century. Until today there still exist vestiges of castros dotting the landscapes, such as the assets collected from the Castro of Monte Castelo in Guifões. The natural conditions and navigability of the Leça River estuary assisted maritime transport, that depended on the transport of a diverse flow of merchandise from throughout Imperial Roman. Here, the products were offloaded and redistributed to other sites within the region.