19 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal attractions planner

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Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
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Pinhao
— 3 nights
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Viseu
— 3 nights
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Porto
— 8 nights
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Viana do Castelo

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Arda (in Afife), Ponte de Lima (Parque Temático do Arnado, Ponte Romana, &more) and Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Viana do Castelo planner.

London, UK to Viana do Castelo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Viana do Castelo are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Pinhao

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Lamego), Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura (in Peso Da Regua) and Praca da Republica (in Sao Joao da Pesqueira).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pinhao itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Viana do Castelo to Pinhao is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Pinhao

Theme Parks · Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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. Explore Viseu's surroundings by going to Ecopista do Vouga (in Sever do Vouga) and Sao Pedro do Sul (Serra de Sao Macario & Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ecopista do Dao, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City of Mangualde.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Viseu route tool.

You can drive from Pinhao to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Porto

— 8 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 local highlights with Walking tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Viseu to Porto takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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.