5 days in Arcos de Valdevez & Guimaraes Itinerary

5 days in Arcos de Valdevez & Guimaraes Itinerary

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5 days in Arcos de Valdevez & Guimaraes Itinerary

Start: Arcos de Valdevez
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Arcos de Valdevez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Guimaraes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Arcos de Valdevez

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Arcos de Valdevez

Arcos de Valdevez ©
Arcos de Valdevez is a municipality along the northern frontier of Portugal and Galicia (Spain). On the 22nd (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Romana, examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortaleza de Valenca. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Lapa, make a trip to Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Misericordia, then contemplate the long history of Paco de Giela, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Espirito Santo..

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arcos de Valdevez journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In October in Arcos de Valdevez, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Arcos de Valdevez

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo, Ponte Romana, Fortaleza de Valenca
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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Fortaleza de Valenca ©
Fortaleza de Valenca
Ponte Romana ©
Ponte Romana

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, admire the striking features of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and then get great views at Passadicos do Paiva.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Guimaraes vacation planner.

Drive from Arcos de Valdevez to Guimaraes in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arcos de Valdevez to Guimaraes due to the time zone difference. October in Guimaraes sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Braga, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, Passadicos do Paiva
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca