12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Ponte de Lima
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Casal de Loivos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Recife

2
nights
Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponte de Lima: Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate), Agua Montanha Lazer (in Rio Caldo) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Largo de Camoes, take in the views from Ponte Romana, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ponte de Lima vacation website .

Recife, Brazil to Ponte de Lima is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. In February, Ponte de Lima is much colder than Recife - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Casal de Loivos.

Things to do in Ponte de Lima

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Peneda-Geres National Park, Cabril Eco Rural, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Agua Montanha Lazer, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Orada
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural

2
nights
Casal de Loivos

Casal de Loivos ©
On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at D'Origem, admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, don't miss a visit to Miradouro Sao Domingos, then learn about winemaking at Quinta Seara d'Ordens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Nucleo Museologico Favaios, Pao e Vinho, browse the fresh offerings at Lagar da Sancha, then learn about winemaking at Vinicola Wine & Soul, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Casal de Loivos trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ponte de Lima to Casal de Loivos in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ponte de Lima to Casal de Loivos due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Casal de Loivos

Wineries Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Peso Da Regua, Pinhao, Lagar da Sancha, Miradouro da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Nucleo Museologico Favaios, Pao e Vinho
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Vinicola Wine & Soul ©
Vinicola Wine & Soul
Nucleo Museologico Favaios, Pao e Vinho ©
Miradouro Sao Domingos ©
Miradouro Sao Domingos

6
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.
Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto attractions website .

You can drive from Casal de Loivos to Porto in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)