35 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

35 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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35 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Porto
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Viana do Castelo
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Celorico de Basto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Braganca
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Viseu
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Lisbon

10
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.
Step out of Porto with an excursion to Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

Lisbon to Porto is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Bom Jesus do Monte
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

7
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Viana do Castelo: Granaries of Lindoso (in Ponte da Barca), Centro Interpretativo do Barroco (Igreja do Espirito Santo) (in Arcos de Valdevez) and Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, get great views at Santo Ovidio Viewpoint, take in the pleasant sights at Ponte de Lima, and make a trip to Fortaleza de Valenca.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Viana do Castelo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Porto to Viana do Castelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo is 1 hour. In January in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Celorico de Basto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ponte de Lima, Amares, Valenca, Melgaco, Peneda-Geres National Park
Highlights from your plan
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima

4
nights
Celorico de Basto

Celorico de Basto ©
Celorico de Basto is a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Celorico de Basto: Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum (in Amarante), Pinhao (The Douro Valley & Vinicola Wine & Soul) and Peso Da Regua (Quinta Seara d'Ordens & Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural, snap pictures at Ponte do Canico, make a splash at Fratelli Aquapark, and take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Viso.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Celorico de Basto vacation app .

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Celorico de Basto in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Celorico de Basto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Celorico de Basto

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Pinhao, Peso Da Regua, Cabril Eco Rural, Mizarela Bridge, Fratelli Aquapark
Highlights from your plan
Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural
Mizarela Bridge ©
Mizarela Bridge
Vinicola Wine & Soul ©
Vinicola Wine & Soul

6
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Braganca: Sao Joao da Pesqueira (Senhora de Lurdes Belvedere & Praca da Republica), Castelo de Ansiaes (in Carrazeda de Ansiaes) and Vila Flor (Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao & Museu Municipal Dr.a Berta Cabral). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Miradouro S. Joao das Arribas, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural do Douro Internacional, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Natural de Montesinho.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Braganca online trip builder .

Getting from Celorico de Basto to Braganca by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Viseu.

Things to do in Braganca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Freixo de Espada a Cinta, Mirandela, Northern Portugal, Sao Joao da Pesqueira, Vila Flor
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Parque Natural do Douro Internacional ©
Parque Natural de Montesinho ©
Parque Natural de Montesinho
Miradouro de Penedo Durao ©
Miradouro de Penedo Durao

7
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 Serra da Freita (in Arouca), Sao Pedro do Sul (Serra de Sao Macario & Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco) and Sever do Vouga (Ecopista do Vouga, Cascata da Cabreia, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, learn about winemaking at Boas Quintas, stroll around Aquilino Ribeiro Park, and get your game on at Paintball Viseu Guerrilha, Lda.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Viseu visit planning app .

Getting from Braganca to Viseu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sever do Vouga, Sernancelhe, Sao Pedro do Sul, Tarouca, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
City of Mangualde ©
City of Mangualde
Serra de Sao Macario ©
Serra de Sao Macario