31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip maker
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Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Braganca
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Braganca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pinhao
— 4 nights
Drive
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Viseu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 11 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 5 nights
Drive to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Galeria George Dussaud and Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Braganca: Vinhais (Centro Cultural Solar dos Condes de Vinhais & Parque Biologico de Vinhais), Freixo de Espada a Cinta (Colado Viewpoint, Rock Engravings of Mazouco, &more) and Castelo de Algoso (in Algoso). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadel of Braganca, examine the collection at Museu do Abade de Bacal, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Natural de Montesinho, and make a trip to Ponte Velha.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Braganca online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Braganca is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Braganca is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pinhao.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
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Pinhao — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Companhia Turistica Do Douro and Quinta do Panascal. Venture out of the city with trips to Sao Joao da Pesqueira (Miradouro de Sao Salvador do Mundo & Praca da Republica).

Make your Pinhao itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Braganca to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Viseu.
Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Viseu — 5 nights

Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque do Fontelo and Museu do Quartzo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viseu: Aldeias de Xisto (in Gois), Mondego River (in Figueira da Foz) and Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade (in Lousa). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu Almeida Moreira, explore the world behind art at Palacio dos Condes de Anadia, take in the views from Ponte Ferroviaria de Vouzela, and stroll around Aquilino Ribeiro Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Viseu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pinhao to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Porto — 11 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Capela das Almas and Garrafeira do Carmo. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Praia da Costa Nova (in Gafanha da Encarnacao), Ponte de Sao Goncalo (in Amarante) and Aveiro (Ria de Aveiro & Museu de Aveiro). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, head outdoors with Oporto Buggy Adventure, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto vacation planner.

You can drive from Viseu to Porto in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Viana do Castelo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors
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Viana do Castelo — 5 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponte Romana e Medieval and Casa dos Nichos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: Melgaco (Castelo de Melgaco - Torre de Menagem, Solar do Alvarinho, &more), Passadicos do Sistelo (in Arcos de Valdevez) and Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Viana do Castelo road trip planner.

Drive from Porto to Viana do Castelo in 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 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

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.