27 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

27 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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27 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Viseu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pinhao
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Braganca
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate), Capela do Bom Jesus (in Valenca) and Praia Forte de Paco (in Afife). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes, make a trip to Largo de Camoes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque do Arnado.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Viana do Castelo trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Viana do Castelo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Viana do Castelo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Viana do Castelo reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ponte de Lima, Trilho Da Geira, Peneda-Geres National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Granaries of Lindoso
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River Rafting & Tubing
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park

8
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 out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Braga (Bom Jesus do Monte & Bracara - Academia de Bilhar). There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, stroll through Cais da Ribeira, make a trip to Livraria Lello, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker app .

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Braga
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte Ferroviaria de Vouzela (in Vouzela), Sever do Vouga (Ecopista do Vouga & Cascata da Cabreia) and Sao Pedro do Sul (Serra de Sao Macario & Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, get your game on at Paintball Viseu Guerrilha, Lda, learn about winemaking at Boas Quintas, and contemplate the long history of City of Mangualde.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Viseu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sever do Vouga, Sao Pedro do Sul, Ponte Ferroviaria de Vouzela, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Boas Quintas
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu
City of Mangualde ©
City of Mangualde

5
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Double viewpoint De Loivos (in Casal de Loivos), Pena Aventura Park (in Ribeira de Pena) and Peso Da Regua (Quinta Seara d'Ordens & Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura).

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Pinhao trip builder .

Traveling by car from Viseu to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Peso Da Regua, Lamego, Tabuaco, Quinta do Beijo, Pena Aventura Park
Highlights from your plan
Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Quinta do Popa ©
Quinta do Popa
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Braganca side-trips: Colado Viewpoint (in Freixo de Espada a Cinta), Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas (in Miranda do Douro) and Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, take in panoramic vistas at Castelo de Braganca, take a peaceful walk through Parque Natural de Montesinho, and don't miss a visit to Domus Municipalis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Braganca itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Pinhao to Braganca in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Braganca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Natural do Douro Internacional, Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas, Colado Viewpoint, Albufeira Do Azibo
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural do Douro Internacional ©
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Parque Natural de Montesinho ©
Parque Natural de Montesinho

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