31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

31 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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Viseu
— 4 nights
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Pinhao
— 5 nights
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Braganca
— 4 nights
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Viana do Castelo
— 5 nights
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Porto
— 12 nights
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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 get in some beach time at Praia Fluvial de Folgosa and Praia Fluvial Senhora da Ribeira. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco and Museu de Lamego. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Viseu: Sao Pedro do Sul (Convento de Sao Jose, Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco, &more), Lamego (Aneto Wines, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, &more) and Casa das Pedras Parideiras (in Arouca). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museu Etnografico Casa da Lavoura e Oficina do Linho, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Viseu, and explore the world behind art at Palacio dos Condes de Anadia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Viseu online road trip planner.

Lisbon to Viseu is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viseu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Pinhao

Vinicola Wine & Soul and Castelo de Penedono are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz de Sernancelhe and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Nossa Senhora da Lapa (in Sernancelhe), Apibericos,professional beekeepers (in Sabrosa) and Igreja Matriz de Penedono (in Penedono).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pinhao online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Viseu to Pinhao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Braganca.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 some cultural insight at Galeria George Dussaud and Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais. You'll explore and learn at Museu do Abade de Bacal and Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje. Explore Braganca's surroundings by going to Vinhais (Parque Biologico de Vinhais & Centro Cultural Solar dos Condes de Vinhais) and Chaves (Castelo de Chaves, Ponte Romana de Trajano, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza and look for gifts at Mercearia da Se.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Braganca visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Braganca takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Viana do Castelo

Museum-lovers will get to explore O Navio Gil Eannes and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia. Visit Amorosa Beach and Praia da Arda for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: AktivaNatura - Outdoor Adventures (in Ponte da Barca), Church of Misericordia (in Arcos de Valdevez) and Caminha (Misericordia Church & Foz do Minho Beach).

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Getting from Braganca to Viana do Castelo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braganca to Viana do Castelo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Porto

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Detours and Praia Fluvial de Burgaes. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Serralves and MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Enjoy Douro (in Marco de Canaveses), Vila do Conde (Capela de Nossa Senhora da Guia & Largo Dom Afonso Sanches) and Igreja da Lapa (in Povoa de Varzim). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, stroll through Praia Do Labrego, and take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Porto. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Northern Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.