12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Geres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Braganca
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Geres

Geres ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz, take a memorable drive along Miradouro da Pedra Bela, and then admire the sheer force of Cascata Tahiti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palacio da Brejoeira, then make a trip to Fortaleza de Valenca, then snap pictures at Ponte Romana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Ponte de Lima.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geres trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Geres is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Geres, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Geres

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Valenca, Palacio da Brejoeira, Igreja Matriz, Ponte Romana
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Miradouro da Pedra Bela ©
Miradouro da Pedra Bela
Cascata Tahiti ©
Cascata Tahiti
Ponte Romana ©
Ponte Romana

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia da Costa Nova and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Montanha- Parque da Penha (in Guimaraes), Se de Braga (in Braga) and Estatuas da Ponte (in Aveiro). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, and take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto day trip website .

You can drive from Geres to Porto in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Porto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Se de Braga, Passadicos do Paiva, Estatuas da Ponte, Montanha- Parque da Penha
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Get in touch with nature at The Douro Valley and Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta do Crasto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pinhao: Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego) and Se Catedral de Viseu (in Viseu).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pinhao sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Pinhao takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Peso Da Regua, Lamego, Se Catedral de Viseu, Quinta do Crasto, D'Origem
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Crasto ©
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta da Pacheca ©
Quinta da Pacheca

2
nights
Braganca

Braganca ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, then explore the world behind art at Galeria George Dussaud, and then get outside with Albufeira Do Azibo.

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Traveling by car from Pinhao to Braganca takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Braganca

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Albufeira Do Azibo
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza

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