25 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

25 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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25 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Ponte de Lima
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
2
Viana do Castelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Braga
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Maia
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Porto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Viseu
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Sao Pedro do Sul
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Lamego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Braganca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Geres
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Moncao
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Paris

1
night
Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ponte da Barca, then don't miss a visit to Ponte románica da Ramallosa, and then make a trip to Torres de Sao Paulo e da Cadeia Velha. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio da Torre Velha, snap pictures at Ponte Romana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Ponte de Lima, and finally don't miss a visit to Largo de Camoes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponte de Lima trip maker site.

Paris, France to Ponte de Lima is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ponte de Lima, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Ponte de Lima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ponte da Barca, Ponte románica da Ramallosa
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Ponte da Barca ©
Ponte da Barca
Ponte Romana ©
Ponte Romana
Ponte románica da Ramallosa ©
Ponte románica da Ramallosa

2
nights
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo ©
Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela das Almas, browse the collection at Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally examine the collection at Museu Municipal de Viana do Castelo. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Arda Beach, then stop by Estacao Viana Shopping, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Cabedelo.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Viana do Castelo attractions website.

Viana do Castelo is just a short distance from Ponte de Lima. September in Viana do Castelo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Cabedelo ©
Praia do Cabedelo
Arda Beach ©
Arda Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Braga

Braga ©
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.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra Penha, make a trip to Santuario da Penha, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos, and finally examine the collection at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Braga online journey builder.

Getting from Viana do Castelo to Braga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Braga. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maia.

Things to do in Braga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda ©

1
night
Maia

Maia ©
Cidade da Maia is a civil parish in the municipality of Maia, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Mar Shopping Matosinhos, head outdoors with Parque Biologico de Vinhais, and then walk around Parque Urbano Sara Moreira.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maia online route planner.

You can drive from Braga to Maia in an hour. In September in Maia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Maia

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Parque Biologico de Vinhais, Parque Urbano Sara Moreira, Mar Shopping Matosinhos
Highlights from your plan
Parque Biologico de Vinhais ©
Parque Biologico de Vinhais
Parque Urbano Sara Moreira ©
Parque Urbano Sara Moreira
Mar Shopping Matosinhos ©
Mar Shopping Matosinhos

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria and Igreja do Carmo. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at FC Porto Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Majestic, and do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planner.

Porto is just a short distance from Maia. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria
Highlights from your plan
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge ©
Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria ©
FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, head outdoors with Praia do Furadouro, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pateira de Fermentelos. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Cascata da Cabreia, see the interesting displays at Museu do Brincar, and then see the interesting displays at Oficina do Doce.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aveiro day trip app.

Traveling by train from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Aveiro

Outdoors Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ovar, Cascata da Cabreia, Museu do Brincar, Pateira de Fermentelos
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Furadouro ©
Praia do Furadouro
Museu do Brincar ©
Museu do Brincar
Pateira de Fermentelos ©
Pateira de Fermentelos

3
nights
Viseu

Viseu ©
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Se Catedral de Viseu. Change things up with these side-trips from Viseu: Belmonte (Castelo de Belmonte & Sinagoga de Belmonte), Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Room Escape Games, &more) and Se-Catedral da Guarda (in Guarda).

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Viseu trip planner.

Drive from Aveiro to Viseu in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sao Pedro do Sul.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Coimbra, Belmonte, Se-Catedral da Guarda
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Food Tours
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

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night
Sao Pedro do Sul

Sao Pedro do Sul ©
On the 17th (Sat), head outdoors with Nomadas Adventure Tours and then find something for the whole family at Bioparque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Pedro do Sul visit planner.

Sao Pedro do Sul is very close to Viseu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lamego.

Things to do in Sao Pedro do Sul

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nomadas Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bioparque ©
Bioparque
Nomadas Adventure Tours ©
Nomadas Adventure Tours

3
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 the less-touristy side of things at Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Coa and Kartodromo Vila Real. When in Lamego, make a side trip to see UTAD Botanical Garden in Vila Real, approximately Vila Real away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Camping Lamego, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, and make a trip to Capela de S.Pedro de Balsemão.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lamego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Pedro do Sul to Lamego takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Braganca.

Things to do in Lamego

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vila Real, Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Coa, Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas
Highlights from your plan
Camping Lamego ©
Camping Lamego
Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Coa ©
Kartodromo Vila Real ©
Kartodromo Vila Real

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Castle of Braganza and Miranda do Douro Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Braganca: Castelo de Algoso (in Algoso), Museu das Curiosidades (in Mirandela) and Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Museu Militar De Bragança, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, examine the collection at Museu Do Abade De Bacal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Antiga Se.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Braganca trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lamego to Braganca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Geres.

Things to do in Braganca

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelo de Algoso, Museu das Curiosidades, Albufeira Do Azibo, Miranda do Douro Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Museu Militar De Bragança ©
Museu Militar De Bragança
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Museu Do Abade De Bacal ©
Museu Do Abade De Bacal

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night
Geres

Geres ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, get your game on at Agua Montanha Lazer, and then get outside with Geres Equi'Desafios.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Geres vacation website.

You can drive from Braganca to Geres in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Moncao.

Things to do in Geres

Outdoors Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Agua Montanha Lazer, Geres Equi'Desafios, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia
Highlights from your plan
Geres Equi'Desafios ©
Geres Equi'Desafios
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia
Agua Montanha Lazer ©
Agua Montanha Lazer

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nights
Moncao

Moncao ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Palacio da Brejoeira and then relax and float downstream with Melgaco Radical.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moncao itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geres to Moncao in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geres to Moncao. September in Moncao sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Moncao

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Melgaco Radical
Highlights from your plan
Melgaco Radical ©
Melgaco Radical
Palacio da Brejoeira ©
Palacio da Brejoeira

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