29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal visit planner
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Porto
— 7 nights
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Terras de Bouro
— 4 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
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Melgaco
— 3 nights
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Braganca
— 5 nights
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Pinhao
— 5 nights
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Porto — 7 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.
Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Sat), plan a day focused around Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Porto. In August, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Terras de Bouro.
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Terras de Bouro — 4 nights

Terras de Bouro is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal with a total area of 277.5 km² and a total population of 7,955 inhabitants.The present Mayor is António Ferreira Afonso, elected by the Social Democratic Party. Get out of town with these interesting Terras de Bouro side-trips: Peneda-Geres National Park (Pincaes Cascate & Peneda-Geres National Park) and Mizarela Bridge (in Montalegre). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Mon) at Water Park Geres. There's lots more to do: hike along Trilho Da Geira, stroll through Vinho Verde Route, and boost your wellbeing at Termas de Caldelas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Terras de Bouro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Terras de Bouro takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Terras de Bouro can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Viana do Castelo.
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Viana do Castelo — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: Foz do Minho Beach (in Caminha), Praia do Moledo (in Moledo) and Poco Negro (in Soajo).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Viana do Castelo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melgaco.
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Melgaco — 3 nights

Melgaço is a municipality in Viana do Castelo District in Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melgaco: Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda (in Arcos de Valdevez), Cascata do Arado (in Vilar da Veiga) and Geres (Cascata Tahiti & Cascata da Portela do Homem). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Soalheiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Moncao, examine the collection at Museu de Cinema de Melgaco, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Castro Laboreiro.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melgaco trip planner.

Getting from Viana do Castelo to Melgaco by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Melgaco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Braganca.
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Braganca — 5 nights

Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Change things up with these side-trips from Braganca: Mirandela (Museu da Oliveira e do Azeite & Museu das Curiosidades), Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros) and Vinhais (Parque Biologico de Vinhais & Centro Cultural Solar dos Condes de Vinhais). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Braganza, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, examine the collection at Museu Militar De Bragança, and contemplate the waterfront views at Praias Fluviais do Rio Rabacal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Braganca trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Melgaco to Braganca in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melgaco to Braganca due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pinhao.
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Pinhao — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pinhao: Praca da Republica (in Sao Joao da Pesqueira), Apibericos,professional beekeepers (in Sabrosa) and Castelo de Pena de Aguiar (in Vila Pouca de Aguiar).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pinhao online route builder.

You can drive from Braganca to Pinhao in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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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