17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Viana do Castelo
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Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viseu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 7 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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Viana do Castelo

— 2 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte románica da Ramallosa (in Ponte da Barca), Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate) and Ponte de Lima (Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, Parque Temático do Arnado, &more).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Viana do Castelo trip itinerary planning tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Viana do Castelo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. July in Viana do Castelo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pinhao

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pinhao: Peso Da Regua (Ponte Pedonal Metalica de Peso da Regua & Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura), Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego) and Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pinhao road trip website.

Traveling by car from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Viseu.

Things to do in Pinhao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wineries

Side Trips

Viseu

— 3 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: Parque Da Cidade (in Mealhada), Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco (in Sao Pedro do Sul) and Sao Joao Fountain (in Luso). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, contemplate the long history of City of Mangualde, stroll through Ecopista do Dao, and take in the views from Ecopista do Vouga.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Viseu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pinhao to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Porto

— 7 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: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Viseu to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

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.