17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal route planner

Make it your trip
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Porto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Viseu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pinhao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
Drive to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Fly to Congonhas Airport

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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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Porto at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Viseu

— 4 nights
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 99,274 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.Settled during the period of the early Iberian castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. Get out of town with these interesting Viseu side-trips: Sever do Vouga (Ecopista do Vouga, Ponte de Santiago, &more), Boas Quintas (in Mortagua) and Sao Pedro do Sul (Serra de Sao Macario & Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of Camara Municipal de Viseu, get outside with Caramulinho, and steep yourself in history at City of Mangualde.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Viseu day trip website.

Traveling by car from Porto to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinhao

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Mon), get great views at Double viewpoint De Loivos, learn about winemaking at Quinta Seara d'Ordens, then cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, do a tasting at Quinta do Beijo, then do a tasting at Vinicola Wine & Soul, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca da Republica.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pinhao trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park), Granaries of Lindoso (in Ponte da Barca) and Igreja do Espirito Santo (in Arcos de Valdevez).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Viana do Castelo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pinhao to Viana do Castelo in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Viana do Castelo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.