14 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip planner

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Porto
— 5 nights
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Geres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Braganca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lamego
— 2 nights
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Porto

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Praia da Barra. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia da Costa Nova and Parque da Cidade do Porto. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: BioRia (in Estarreja), Pateira de Fermentelos (in Agueda) and Reserva Natural das Dunas de Sao Jacinto (in Sao Jacinto). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Montanha- Parque da Penha, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll around Parque Infante D. Pedro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Santo Antonio Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip builder tool.

Lisbon to Porto is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geres.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Geres

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boticas Parque and Geres Equi'Desafios. Get in touch with nature at Peneda-Geres National Park and Lagoas Naturais Fafiao/ Hostel Retiro do Geres. Take a break from Geres with a short trip to Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda in Arcos de Valdevez, about 50 minutes away.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geres online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto to Geres in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Geres

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Braganca

— 3 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. Visiting Parque Natural do Douro Internacional and Albufeira Do Azibo will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Biologico de Vinhais and Castelo de Algoso. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, and see the interesting displays at Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Braganca trip planner.

Drive from Geres to Braganca in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lamego.

Things to do in Braganca

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lamego

— 2 nights
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, then make a trip to Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu de Lamego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): test the waters at Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, and then head outdoors with Parque Natural do Alvao.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lamego sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Braganca to Lamego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Northern Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.