31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Ilhavo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lamego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Viana do Castelo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Porto
— 12 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

5
nights
Ilhavo

Ilhavo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ilhavo: Torreira Beach (in Torreira), Luso (National Forest of Bussaco & Sao Joao Fountain) and Caves Messias (in Mealhada).

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ilhavo online trip itinerary builder .

Oranjestad, Aruba to Ilhavo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Oranjestad to Ilhavo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lamego.

Things to do in Ilhavo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vagos, Luso, Sever do Vouga, Praia de Sao Jacinto, Caves Messias
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
National Forest of Bussaco ©
National Forest of Bussaco
Boas Quintas ©
Boas Quintas

6
nights
Lamego

Lamego ©
Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Lamego side-trips: Vila Real (Casa de Mateus & Sordo Dam), Pinhao (Quinta do Bomfim & The Douro Valley) and Parque Natural do Alvao (in Mondim de Basto). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Quinta Santa Eufemia, get to know the fascinating history of City of Mangualde, take a leisurely stroll along Fradinho, and cruise along Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lamego online holiday planner .

You can drive from Ilhavo to Lamego in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Lamego

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Pinhao, Vouzela, Vila Real, Viseu, Church of Freixo de Espada a Cinta
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Casa de Mateus ©
Casa de Mateus
City of Mangualde ©
City of Mangualde
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

6
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. Get out of town with these interesting Viana do Castelo side-trips: Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima), Peneda-Geres National Park (Peneda-Geres National Park & Pincaes Cascate) and Afife (Praia da Arda & Praia de afife). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, enjoy the sand and surf at Foz do Minho Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lagoas Naturais Fafiao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arda Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Viana do Castelo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lamego to Viana do Castelo takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Viana do Castelo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponte de Lima, Afife, Mosteiro De Bravaes, Lagoas Naturais Fafiao, Cabril Eco Rural
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural

12
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.
Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga) and Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle & Centro Historico de Guimaraes). Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Porto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Viana do Castelo to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Porto due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

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