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
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lamego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Braganca
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Museu Serralves and FC Porto Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco & Centro Historico de Guimaraes). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the exciting artwork at Belomonte 20, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online travel planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Porto is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Porto. Traveling from San Juan in October, expect nights in Porto to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lamego.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Guimaraes
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Lamego

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. You'll explore and learn at Casa de Tormes - Museu Queirosiano and Nucleo Museologico Favaios, Pao e Vinho. Popular historic sites such as Se Catedral de Viseu and Catedral de Lamego are in your itinerary. Explore Lamego's surroundings by going to Quinta do Crasto (in Sabrosa), Quinta do Popa (in Tabuaco) and Casa de Mateus (in Vila Real). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, steep yourself in history at Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão, let the river carry you with Nomadas Adventure Tours, and look for gifts at Quinta Da Gaivosa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lamego, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Porto to Lamego in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Lamego

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Viseu, Nucleo Museologico Favaios, Pao e Vinho, Nomadas Adventure Tours, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta do Popa
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Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu
Casa de Mateus ©
Casa de Mateus

3
nights
Braganca

Braganca ©
Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of the district of Bragança, in the Alto Trás-os-Montes subregion of Portugal. Castle of Braganza and Castelo de Chaves will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu das Curiosidades and Castelo de Algoso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braganca: Miranda do Douro Cathedral (in Miranda do Douro), Ponte Romana de Trajano (in Chaves) and Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais and make a trip to Centro Ciencia Viva de Braganca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Braganca tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Lamego to Braganca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chaves, Miranda do Douro Cathedral, Castelo de Algoso, Museu das Curiosidades, Albufeira Do Azibo
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Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Castelo de Chaves ©
Castelo de Chaves

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