11 days in Guimaraes, Braga & Porto Itinerary

11 days in Guimaraes, Braga & Porto Itinerary

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11 days in Guimaraes, Braga & Porto Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Guimaraes
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Braga
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porto
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Escape the urban bustle at The Douro Valley and Foz do Minho Beach. Get some historical perspective at Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Guimaraes Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip planner .

Lisbon to Guimaraes is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Guimaraes to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Braga.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Foz do Minho Beach, The Douro Valley
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Foz do Minho Beach ©
Foz do Minho Beach
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle

2
nights
Braga

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Braga journey maker site .

Braga is very close to Guimaraes. In June, daytime highs in Braga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Porto on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Braga

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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes ©
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes

6
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.
Do your shopping at Palacio da Bolsa and Belomonte 20. Get some cultural insight at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro. Step out of Porto to go to Penacova and see Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia do Carneiro, see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Braga to Porto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro, Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
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Praia do Carneiro ©
Praia do Carneiro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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