11 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

11 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

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11 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Guimaraes
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Porto

7
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Coimbra (University of Coimbra, Praca do Comercio, & more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Porto. In November, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

3
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, then contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guimaraes trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Porto to Guimaraes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santuario de Santa Luzia, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco

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