8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Portugal tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Porto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Terras de Bouro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Viana do Castelo
— 1 night
Drive

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Porto

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Douro River. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Tematico Molinologico (in Oliveira de Azemeis) and BioRia (in Estarreja). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, stop by Livraria Lello, and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porto route site.

Lisbon to Porto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Terras de Bouro.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Terras de Bouro

— 2 nights
Terras de Bouro is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal with a total area of 277.5 km² and a total population of 7,955 inhabitants.The present Mayor is António Ferreira Afonso, elected by the Social Democratic Party. On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museu da Geira and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabril Eco Rural. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Bento da Porta Aberta, then admire the sheer force of Pincaes Cascate, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vinho Verde Route.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Terras de Bouro trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Porto to Terras de Bouro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Terras de Bouro are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Terras de Bouro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Viana do Castelo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Temático do Arnado, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Luzia, and then hike along North Discovery Adventure Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Viana do Castelo tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Terras de Bouro to Viana do Castelo due to the time zone difference. In June in Viana do Castelo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Northern Portugal travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops
Natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make northern Portugal one of Europe's most desirable vacation destinations. Continuously populated for thousands of years, this verdant land features a lively coastline studded with dozens of modern resorts. Away from the ocean, the region transforms into a rolling countryside of small villages, vast national parks, lush vineyards, and World Heritage-listed prehistoric sites. Place the city of Porto at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's centuries-long history of outstanding wine production. Use the tourist-friendly city as your base, and devote some time to exploring the bucolic wine region stretching along the luxuriant banks of the Douro River.