17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Porto
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Favaios
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Chaves
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Serralves and Ferreira Cellars. Discover out-of-the-way places like Se de Braga and Offley Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes Castle, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto online visit planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Porto is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Western European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from San Juan in October, expect nights in Porto to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Favaios.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Se de Braga
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge

4
nights
Favaios

Favaios ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Castelo de Ansiaes. Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta de Avessada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Favaios side-trips: Quinta do Panascal (in Pinhao), Lamego (Quinta Santa Eufemia & Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão) and Quinta do Popa (in Tabuaco).

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Favaios tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Porto to Favaios in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chaves.

Things to do in Favaios

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamego, Pinhao, Tabuaco, Casa de Mateus, Quinta do Vallado
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Quinta do Popa ©
Quinta do Popa
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim

4
nights
Chaves

Chaves ©
Get some cultural insight at Castle of Braganza and Castelo de Chaves. Visit Ponte Romana de Trajano and Castelo de Algoso for their historical value. Explore Chaves' surroundings by going to Braganca (Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais & Igreja da Antiga Se) and Miradouro da Pedra Bela (in Geres). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Natural do Douro Internacional.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chaves day trip app.

Getting from Favaios to Chaves by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chaves

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Braganca, Vidago, Castelo de Algoso, Miradouro da Pedra Bela, Parque Natural do Douro Internacional
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Castelo de Chaves ©
Castelo de Chaves
Miradouro da Pedra Bela ©
Miradouro da Pedra Bela

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