8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Portugal Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Viseu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + tram + foot + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

3
nights
Viseu

Viseu ©
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. Get outdoors at Choupal National Forest and Praia Fluvial de Palheiros e Zorro. Change things up with these side-trips from Viseu: Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro (in Penacova) and Coimbra (University of Coimbra, Sky Garden Parque de Arborismo, & more).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Viseu journey planning site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Viseu is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Viseu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Coimbra, Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Choupal National Forest ©
Choupal National Forest
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rio Douro and Praia de Lavadores. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Viseu to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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