15 days in Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Braga
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
Guimaraes
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Aveiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Castelo de Paiva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Porto

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night
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: University of Coimbra (in Coimbra) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, and make a trip to Palacio de Cristal.

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If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. November in Porto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Catraio Craft Beer Shop ©
Catraio Craft Beer Shop
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista ©
Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista

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hours
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Braga trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Guimaraes.
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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

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hours
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montanha- Parque da Penha, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and then get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Guimaraes road trip planning app .

Guimaraes is very close to Braga. In November, daytime highs in Guimaraes are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Montanha- Parque da Penha ©
Montanha- Parque da Penha
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railway Station, then learn about winemaking at Quinta das Carvalhas, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Quinta do Beijo, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Mateus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinicola Wine & Soul.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pinhao day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Guimaraes to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aveiro.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Casa de Mateus, Quinta do Beijo
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Casa de Mateus ©
Casa de Mateus

3
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Ostraveiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Ria de Aveiro, then steep yourself in history at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, then browse the different shops at Forum Aveiro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro Railway Station.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aveiro sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pinhao to Aveiro in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Aveiro

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ria de Aveiro ©
Ria de Aveiro
Museu de Aveiro ©
Museu de Aveiro
Ostraveiro ©
Ostraveiro

2
nights
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo ©
Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. Explore Viana do Castelo's surroundings by going to Ponte de Lima (Museu do Brinquedo Portugues & Largo de Camoes) and Palacio da Brejoeira (in Moncao). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes, kick back and relax at Praia do Cabedelo, and admire the natural beauty at Parque do Arnado.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Viana do Castelo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Viana do Castelo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Aveiro to Viana do Castelo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponte de Lima, Palacio da Brejoeira
Highlights from your plan
Museu do Traje ©
Museu do Traje
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pinhao: Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego) and Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real). Explore Pinhao further: appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, learn about winemaking at Vinicola Wine & Soul, make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, and get great views at Miradouro da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinhao journey planning site .

Drive from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castelo de Paiva.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lamego, Casa de Mateus, Miradouro da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Quinta do Beijo
Highlights from your plan
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Quinta da Pacheca ©
Quinta da Pacheca

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nights
Castelo de Paiva

Castelo de Paiva ©
Castelo de Paiva is a town and a municipality of the Aveiro District in Portugal. On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at CIGC- Centro de Interpretacao Geologica de Canelas-Arouca and then make a trip to Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Piedade e Santos Passos ( Igreja do Sameiro ). On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Passadicos do Paiva, then pause for some photo ops at Anjo de Portugal, and then do a tasting at Quinta da Aveleda.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelo de Paiva trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Pinhao to Castelo de Paiva in 2 hours. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Castelo de Paiva

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Penafiel, Arouca
Highlights from your plan
Passadicos do Paiva ©
Passadicos do Paiva
Anjo de Portugal ©
Anjo de Portugal

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