16 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

16 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Porto, Bus to Viana do Castelo
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Viana do Castelo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Peso Da Regua
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 9 nights
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Viana do Castelo

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Viana do Castelo side-trips: Ponte de Lima (Ponte de Lima, Largo de Camoes, &more), Igreja de Aguas Santas (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do O) (in Maia) and Termas de Caldelas (in Caldelas). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Peneda-Geres National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Viana do Castelo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Viana do Castelo is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Viana do Castelo reach 14°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Peso Da Regua

— 3 nights
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Venture out of the city with trips to Praca da Republica (in Sao Joao da Pesqueira) and Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco (in Sao Pedro do Sul). There's lots more to do: cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, take in the views from Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua, and stop by Quinta Da Gaivosa.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Peso Da Regua trip builder.

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Peso Da Regua in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Peso Da Regua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Porto

— 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Palacio do Raio (in Braga), Monumento ao Pescador (in Vila do Conde) and Povoa de Varzim (Falua Massage Studio & Igreja Matriz de Povoa de Varzim). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, and don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Peso Da Regua to Porto in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Northern Portugal travel guide

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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.