8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ilhavo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Viseu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pinhao
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Braganca
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Malaga

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo and then take in the waterfront at Ribeira Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), then do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, then kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker app .

Malaga, Spain to Porto is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Malaga to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilhavo.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Largo da Oliveira, Fortaleza de Valenca, Ponte Romana
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Praia de Miramar ©
Praia de Miramar
Ribeira Square ©
Ribeira Square
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

1
night
Ilhavo

Ilhavo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Praia da Vagueira, then kick back and relax at Praia da Costa Nova, then stroll through Praia da Barra, and finally see the interesting displays at Navio-Museu Santo Andre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilhavo trip planning app .

You can drive from Porto to Ilhavo in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Viseu.

Things to do in Ilhavo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Praia da Barra ©
Praia da Barra
Navio-Museu Santo Andre ©
Navio-Museu Santo Andre

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Third of San Francisco, then stroll through Ecopista do Dao, then stroll through Parque do Fontelo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Viseu.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Viseu online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ilhavo to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pinhao.

Things to do in Viseu

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Parque do Fontelo ©
Parque do Fontelo
Ecopista do Dao ©
Ecopista do Dao
Se Catedral de Viseu ©
Se Catedral de Viseu

1
night
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the views at The Douro Valley, do a tasting at D'Origem, then do a tasting at Quinta do Bomfim, then learn about winemaking at Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman, and finally don't miss a visit to Pinhao Railways Station.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pinhao sightseeing planner .

Getting from Viseu to Pinhao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman, D'Origem
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Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman ©
Quinta do Seixo - Sandeman

2
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Albufeira Do Azibo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Braganza, and finally examine the collection at Museu Do Abade De Bacal.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Braganca trip maker website .

You can drive from Pinhao to Braganca in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braganca

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Albufeira Do Azibo
Highlights from your plan
Museu Militar De Bragança ©
Museu Militar De Bragança
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza
Museu Do Abade De Bacal ©
Museu Do Abade De Bacal