2 days in Guimaraes & Braga Itinerary

2 days in Guimaraes & Braga Itinerary

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Guimaraes
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Braga
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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Citania de Briteiros.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Guimaraes holiday planner.

Coimbra to Guimaraes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

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Citania de Briteiros ©
Citania de Briteiros

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Braga

Braga ©

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara, then see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Braga attractions planning website.

Braga is just a short distance from Guimaraes. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Bom Jesus do Monte
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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte