29 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Terras de Bouro
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Terras de Bouro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pinhao
— 4 nights
Drive
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Viseu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Porto
— 13 nights
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Terras de Bouro — 5 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Trilho Da Geira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Terras de Bouro: Cabril Eco Rural (in Cabril), Mosteiro S. Miguel de Refojos (in Cabeceiras de Basto) and Senhora Da Graça (in Mondim de Basto). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Peneda-Geres National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Pincaes Cascate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora da Lapa, walk around GERESGREENPARK, and snap pictures at Mizarela Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Terras de Bouro trip builder.

London, UK to Terras de Bouro is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Terras de Bouro reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pinhao.
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Pinhao — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Pinhao side-trips: Miradouro Do Ujo (in Alijo), Praca da Republica (in Sao Joao da Pesqueira) and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao (in Vila Flor).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pinhao road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Terras de Bouro to Pinhao takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Viseu.
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Viseu — 6 nights

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Viseu: Peso Da Regua (Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura & Quinta Seara d'Ordens), Quinta Santa Eufemia (in Lamego) and Caramulinho (in Caramulo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, take an in-depth tour of Museu Etnografico Casa da Lavoura e Oficina do Linho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque do Fontelo, and snap pictures at Ecopista do Vouga.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Viseu route planner.

Drive from Pinhao to Viseu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries
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Porto — 13 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, &more), Largo de Camoes (in Ponte de Lima) and Braga (Igreja de Sao Marcos, Se de Braga, &more). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Drive from Viseu to Porto in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Northern Portugal travel guide

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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.
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