21 days in Amalfi Coast, Skopelos & Northern Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Amalfi Coast, Skopelos & Northern Portugal Itinerary

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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Skiathos, Ferry to Skopelos
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Skopelos, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry to Skiathos, Fly to Naples
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Vigo, Drive to Viana do Castelo
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Viseu, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Museo della Carta and Museo del Corallo will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Ravello to Positano to see Fornillo about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire, and see the interesting displays at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ravello online vacation planner.

Sacramento, USA to Ravello is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Skopelos, Greece

— 4 nights

Green Jewel on Blue

Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Maratha Beach. Get some historical perspective at monastero di Panagia Evangelistria and Monastery of Evangelistria. Change things up with these side-trips from Skopelos: Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs (in Skiathos Town), Banana Beach (in Skiathos) and Monastery of Panagia Eikonistrias (in Zorbades). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Stafilos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Troulos Beach, admire all the interesting features of Cape Amarandos, and look for gifts at Mediterraneo Deli Skopelos.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Skopelos trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ravello to Skopelos in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ravello to Skopelos. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salerno, Italy

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica, get engrossed in the history at Museo provinciale della Ceramica, look for gifts at Sol’Art Ceramiche, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Provinciale Salerno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally examine the collection at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Landing and Salerno Capital, then explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, then examine the collection at Museo delle arti applicate di VILLA DE RUGGIERO, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Skopelos to Salerno takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Skopelos to Salerno. February in Salerno sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Salerno

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museu do Traje, then see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Viana do Castelo tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Salerno to Viana do Castelo by combination of flight and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salerno in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Viana do Castelo, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Viseu.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Museums · Historic Sites

Viseu, Portugal

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then examine the collection at Museu do Douro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu do Caramulo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Misericordia de Viseu, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Grao Vasco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Viseu trip planner.

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Viseu in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Costa Nova and Matosinhos Beach. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Feitoria do Cacao (in Aveiro) and Guimaraes (Alberto Sampaio Museum, Guimaraes Castle, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto online travel route planner.

You can drive from Viseu to Porto in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Porto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

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.