12 days in Porto & Braga Itinerary

12 days in Porto & Braga Itinerary

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12 days in Porto & Braga Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Braga
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Porto

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Porto to Coimbra to see University of Coimbra about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, stroll through Museu Serralves, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

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University of Coimbra
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sameiro Sanctuary, then get great views at Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Praca da Republica, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Braga travel route planning website .

Drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Braga

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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

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