12 days in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra Itinerary

12 days in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17 h
1
Porto
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Aveiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Coimbra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torre dos Clerigos, Igreja do Carmo, Ponte de Dom Luis I, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Guimaraes Castle and Largo da Oliveira. For shopping fun, head to Palacio da Bolsa or Mercado do Bolhao. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Guimaraes (Largo do Toural, Praca de S. Tiago, &more) and Se de Braga (in Braga). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sandeman Cellars, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, look for gifts at Prometeu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Se de Braga
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

2
nights
Aveiro

Aveiro ©
Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fábrica da Vista Alegre as well as Praia da Costa Nova. Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia da Barra and Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro. Head to Forum Aveiro and Zecafor some retail therapy. Step out of Aveiro to go to Sangalhos and see Alianca Underground Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao, have fun and explore at Museu do Brincar, walk around Parque Infante D. Pedro, and contemplate the long history of Aveiro.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aveiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Aveiro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ilhavo, Alianca Underground Museum, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Museu do Brincar, Praia da Costa Nova
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
Praia da Barra ©
Praia da Barra
Fábrica da Vista Alegre ©
Fábrica da Vista Alegre

2
nights
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz and then stop by Alma Lusitana.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbra itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Aveiro to Coimbra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Porto on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

1
night
Porto

Porto
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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