29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Ilhavo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sao Pedro do Sul
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pinhao
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Braganca
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Viana do Castelo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Porto
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Ilhavo

Ilhavo ©
Get in touch with nature at Praia da Vagueira and Abrigo D'Aventura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alianca Underground Museum and Boas Quintas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ilhavo: Ponte de Santiago (in Sever do Vouga) and Caves Messias (in Mealhada).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ilhavo online holiday planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ilhavo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Pedro do Sul.

Things to do in Ilhavo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abrigo D'Aventura, Praia de Sao Jacinto, Boas Quintas, Praia da Vagueira, Ponte de Santiago
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Alianca Underground Museum ©
Alianca Underground Museum
Boas Quintas ©
Boas Quintas

3
nights
Sao Pedro do Sul

Sao Pedro do Sul ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta Santa Eufemia and Aneto Wines. Take a break from the city and head to Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura and Termas De S. Pedro Do Sul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Pedro do Sul: Lamego (Quinta da Pacheca, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, & more) and Quinta Seara d'Ordens (in Peso Da Regua). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Aldeia Tipica do Fujaco and explore the striking landscape at Serra de Sao Macario.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Pedro do Sul driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ilhavo to Sao Pedro do Sul takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Pinhao.

Things to do in Sao Pedro do Sul

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Lamego, Peso Da Regua
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Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul ©
Termas de Sao Pedro do Sul
Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©

3
nights
Pinhao

Pinhao ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta do Beijo and Quinta da Padrela.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pinhao day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sao Pedro do Sul to Pinhao in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Braganca.

Things to do in Pinhao

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tabuaco, Favaios, Casal de Loivos, Quinta do Beijo
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Quinta da Padrela ©
Quinta da Padrela
Quinta do Popa ©
Quinta do Popa
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim

6
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. Get some cultural insight at Rio de Onor Village and Castle of Braganza. Visiting Clube de Golfe de Vidago and Parque Natural do Douro Internacional will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Braganca side-trips: Complexo Mineiro Romano de Tresminas (in Vila Pouca de Aguiar), Parque Biologico de Vinhais (in Vinhais) and Albufeira Do Azibo (in Macedo de Cavaleiros). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Natural de Montesinho. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museu Do Abade De Bacal, explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, and contemplate the long history of Ponte Romana de Trajano.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Braganca travel route app .

Drive from Pinhao to Braganca in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Braganca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Northern Portugal, Albufeira Do Azibo, Clube de Golfe de Vidago, Complexo Mineiro Romano, Parque Biologico de Vinhais
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Parque Natural do Douro Internacional ©
Clube de Golfe de Vidago ©
Clube de Golfe de Vidago
Castle of Braganza ©
Castle of Braganza

4
nights
Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo ©
Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. Take a break from the city and head to Peneda-Geres National Park and Praia da Arda. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario de Santa Luzia and Museu da Geira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viana do Castelo: Pincaes Cascate (in Peneda-Geres National Park), Cabril Eco Rural (in Cabril) and Afife (Praia Forte de Paco & Praia de afife). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes and admire the natural beauty at Parque do Arnado.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Viana do Castelo trip planner .

Getting from Braganca to Viana do Castelo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braganca to Viana do Castelo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Afife, Cabril Eco Rural, Peneda-Geres National Park, Museu da Geira, Parque do Arnado
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Cabril Eco Rural ©
Cabril Eco Rural

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rua Santa Catarina and Palacio da Bolsa. Get in touch with nature at Rio Douro and Teleferico de Gaia. Step out of Porto to go to Braga and see Bom Jesus do Monte, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello.

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You can drive from Viana do Castelo to Porto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Viana do Castelo to Porto is minus 1 hour. March in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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