45 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

45 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal travel planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Porto
— 17 nights
2
Viana do Castelo
— 7 nights
3
Chaves
— 4 nights
4
Braganca
— 5 nights
5
Pinhao
— 5 nights
6
Viseu
— 6 nights

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

17
nights
Porto

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Praia da Costa Nova. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Se de Braga and Capela das Almas. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Museu Bernardino Machado (in Vila Nova de Famalicao), Braga (The Garden of Santa Barbara, Arco da Porta Nova, &more) and Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira (in Santa Maria da Feira). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Casa Ramos Pinto, and get the adrenaline pumping with Oporto Buggy Adventure.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Porto using our trip planner.

Lisbon to Porto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Porto is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Taste Porto Food Tours ©
Taste Porto Food Tours
Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Praia da Barra ©
Praia da Barra

7
nights
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortaleza de Valenca and Museu do Traje. Let the collections at O Navio Gil Eannes and Museu da Fabrica de Louca Regional de Viana do Castelo capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Viana do Castelo: Ponte de Lima (Ponte Romana & Centro de Interpretacao e Promocao do Vinho Verde), Ponte da Barca (Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Paz & Castelo de Lindoso) and Espigueiros de Soajo (in Soajo).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Viana do Castelo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Porto to Viana do Castelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Viana do Castelo. In October in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chaves.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museu do Traje ©
Museu do Traje
Fortaleza de Valenca ©
Fortaleza de Valenca
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

4
nights
Chaves

Chaves ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Miradouro da Pedra Bela and Cascata da Portela do Homem. Get some cultural insight at Ponte Romana de Trajano and Castelo de Chaves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chaves: Montes de Laboreiro (in Castro Laboreiro), Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda (in Arcos de Valdevez) and Geres (Cascata Tahiti & Cascata do Arado).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chaves trip planner.

You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Chaves in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Braganca.

Things to do in Chaves

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Miradouro da Pedra Bela ©
Miradouro da Pedra Bela
Castelo de Chaves ©
Castelo de Chaves
Cascata do Arado ©
Cascata do Arado

5
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. Appreciate the collections at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais and Museu Militar De Bragança. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Braganza and Iglesia de la Misericordia. Get out of town with these interesting Braganca side-trips: Miranda do Douro (Crucero Ambiental Arribes & Miranda do Douro Cathedral), Macedo de Cavaleiros (Albufeira Do Azibo, Museu Municipal de Arqueologia Coronel Albino Pereira Lopo, &more) and Castelo de Algoso (in Algoso). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, examine the collection at Museu Iberico da Mascara e do Traje, view the masterpieces at Historia e Arte, and make a trip to Centro Ciencia Viva de Braganca.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Braganca itinerary website.

You can drive from Chaves to Braganca in 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pinhao.

Things to do in Braganca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Albufeira Do Azibo ©
Albufeira Do Azibo
Iglesia de la Misericordia ©
Iglesia de la Misericordia

5
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Douro Valley and Quinta do Bomfim. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman and Quinta do Panascal. Change things up with these side-trips from Pinhao: Quinta Nova (in Covas do Douro), Quinta do Crasto (in Sabrosa) and Penedono (Castelo de Penedono & Igreja Matriz de Penedono).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinhao holiday planner.

Drive from Braganca to Pinhao in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Viseu.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman ©
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman

6
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Museu do Douro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Se Catedral de Viseu and Torre de Vilharigues. Explore Viseu's surroundings by going to Lamego (Catedral de Lamego, Quinta da Pacheca, &more), Peso Da Regua (Quinta do Vallado, Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, &more) and Museu do Caramulo (in Caramulo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Grao Vasco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ecopista do Dao, and steep yourself in history at Ramparts of Viseu.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Viseu trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Viseu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Viseu

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Catedral de Lamego ©
Catedral de Lamego
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

Similar plans

18 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Portugal BY MAKE MY TRIP September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Northern Portugal & Aldeadavila de la Ribera BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Northern Portugal & Manteigas BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Northern Portugal & Fazilkar District BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Central Portugal & Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Northern Portugal & Central Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans