8 days in Arouca, Lousa & Vila Velha de Rodao Itinerary

8 days in Arouca, Lousa & Vila Velha de Rodao Itinerary

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Arouca
— 3 nights
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Lousa
— 2 nights
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Vila Velha de Rodao
— 2 nights
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Arouca

— 3 nights
Arouca is a town and a municipality in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, Norte Region, Portugal. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Passadicos do Paiva and then hike along Passadico de Arouca.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Arouca online trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Arouca is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lousa.

Things to do in Arouca

Outdoors · Wineries · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Lousa

— 2 nights
Lousã is a municipality in the district of Coimbra, in the central part of Portugal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Aldeia do Casal Novo, kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, and then get to know the fascinating history of Aldeia do Talasnal. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parque Biologico da Serra da Lousa, then explore the galleries of Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Bucaco, and finally make a trip to Convento de Santa Cruz do Bucaco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lousa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arouca to Lousa in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vila Velha de Rodao.

Things to do in Lousa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Velha de Rodao

— 2 nights
Vila Velha de Ródão is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. Get out of town with these interesting Vila Velha de Rodao side-trips: Praia Fluvial de Cardigos (in Cardigos), Proenca-a-Nova (Praia Fluvial do Malhadal & Centro Ciencia Viva Da Floresta) and Gaviao (Praia do Alamal & Museu do Sabao). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Portas do Rodao and make a trip to Porta de Montalvao.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vila Velha de Rodao online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lousa to Vila Velha de Rodao in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vila Velha de Rodao

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips