15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Peso Da Regua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Viana do Castelo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Peneda-Geres National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Porto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Peso Da Regua.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Conservas Pinhais & Cia
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Peso Da Regua

Peso Da Regua ©
Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, is a municipality in northern Portugal, in the district of Vila Real. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): do a tasting at Quinta Santa Eufemia, then make a trip to Pinhao Railway Station, then admire the verdant scenery at The Douro Valley, and finally learn about winemaking at Quinta do Bomfim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then take in the views from Ponte Miguel Torga, then admire all the interesting features of Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, and finally do a tasting at Quinta Seara d'Ordens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Peso Da Regua journey planner .

Getting from Porto to Peso Da Regua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Viana do Castelo.

Things to do in Peso Da Regua

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinhao, Lamego
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Quinta Santa Eufemia ©
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Quinta do Bomfim ©
Quinta do Bomfim

5
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. Explore Viana do Castelo's surroundings by going to Praia de afife (in Afife), Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio (in Vila Verde) and Trilho Da Geira (in Terras de Bouro). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia, hike along North Discovery Adventure Tours, browse the collection at Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo, and don't miss a visit to Ponte románica da Ramallosa.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Viana do Castelo day trip planner .

Drive from Peso Da Regua to Viana do Castelo in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Viana do Castelo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Peneda-Geres National Park.

Things to do in Viana do Castelo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponte románica da Ramallosa, Praia de afife, Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio, Ponte Romana, Trilho Da Geira
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Praia de afife ©
Praia de afife
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes

1
night
Peneda-Geres National Park

Peneda-Geres National Park ©
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Peneda-Geres National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Peneda-Geres National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Viana do Castelo to Peneda-Geres National Park in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Viana do Castelo to Peneda-Geres National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Peneda-Geres National Park

Nature Parks
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Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park

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