8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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Guimaraes
— 2 nights
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Amares
— 1 day
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Ponte de Lima
— 2 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights

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Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to GUIMARAES, then explore the historical opulence of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Muralhas de Guimaraes, then steep yourself in history at Monastery of Saint Mary of Pombeiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Mosteiro de Sao Torcato, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes online attractions planner.

London, UK to Guimaraes is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in April, expect Guimaraes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Amares.

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Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga
GUIMARAES ©
GUIMARAES

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Amares

Amares ©
Amares is a municipality in Braga District, Portugal. On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Porto de Ave, then see the interesting displays at Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, then test the waters at Termas de Caldelas, and finally steep yourself in history at Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amares trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Guimaraes to Amares in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Amares sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponte de Lima.

Things to do in Amares

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

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Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia
Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Porto de Ave ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Porto de Ave
Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio ©
Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio

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Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. On the 15th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte Romana, contemplate the long history of Ponte da Barca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Ponte de Lima, then examine the collection at Museu do Brinquedo Portugues, and finally stroll around Parque Temático do Arnado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Valenca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Bom Jesus, then pause for some photo ops at ESTATUA DE Sao Teotonio, and finally steep yourself in history at Marco Miliario Romano.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ponte de Lima travel route planning site.

Drive from Amares to Ponte de Lima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Ponte de Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Fortaleza de Valenca ©
Fortaleza de Valenca
Ponte da Barca ©
Ponte da Barca
Capela do Bom Jesus ©
Capela do Bom Jesus

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Porto

Porto ©

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Graham's Port Lodge and Taste Porto Food Tours. Visit Igreja dos Carmelitas and Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, get to know the fascinating history of Rua das Flores, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ponte de Lima to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April in Porto, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Taste Porto Food Tours ©
Taste Porto Food Tours
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's

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