9 days in Portugal & Vigo Itinerary

9 days in Portugal & Vigo Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Ponte da Barca, Portugal
— 1 night
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Vigo, Spain
— 1 night
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 1 night
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Ovar, Portugal
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Bussaco, Portugal
— 1 night
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

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Seattle, USA to Porto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Porto due to the time zone difference. In March in Porto, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Ponte da Barca.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Ponte da Barca, Portugal

— 1 night
Ponte da Barca, Vila Nova da Muía e Paço Vedro de Magalhães is a parish in Ponte da Barca Municipality, Viana do Castelo District, Minho-Lima Subregion, Norte Region, Portugal. For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ponte da Barca trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porto to Ponte da Barca takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. March in Ponte da Barca sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. You'll set off for Vigo on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Ponte da Barca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Vigo, Spain

— 1 night
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Find out how to plan Vigo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Ponte da Barca to Vigo in 1.5 hours. March in Vigo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Aveiro.

Things to do in Vigo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Aveiro, Portugal

— 1 night
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aveiro online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vigo to Aveiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vigo to Aveiro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Ovar on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Aveiro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Ovar, Portugal

Ovar is a city and a municipality in Aveiro District, Baixo Vouga Subregion in Portugal. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ovar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ovar is just a stone's throw from Aveiro. You'll set off for Bussaco on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Ovar

Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Bussaco, Portugal

— 1 night
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bussaco travel planner.

Drive from Ovar to Bussaco in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bussaco are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Coimbra.

Things to do in Bussaco

Historic Sites

Coimbra, Portugal

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Bussaco to Coimbra in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Evora.

Things to do in Coimbra

Parks · Historic Sites

Evora, Portugal

— 1 night
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 27th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Capela dos Ossos, don't miss a visit to Lookout - Cordovil House Gallery (Evora), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Evora, then look for gifts at Gente da Minha Terra, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Evora journey maker tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Evora can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel route builder app.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.