12 days in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra Itinerary

12 days in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra Itinerary

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12 days in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra Itinerary

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 Clerigos Tower, Igreja do Carmo, Ponte de Dom Luis I, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Guimaraes Castle and Largo da Oliveira. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Largo do Toural, Praca de S. Tiago, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Rua Santa Catarina, stop by Prometeu, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto online road trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aveiro.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

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. Get outdoors at Praia da Barra and Parque Infante D. Pedro. Head to Forum Aveiro and Zecafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Aveiro with a short trip to Alianca Underground Museum in Sangalhos, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Museu do Brincar, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Aveiro.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aveiro tour planner .

Aveiro is just a short distance from Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Coimbra.

Things to do in Aveiro

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ilhavo, Praia da Costa Nova, Alianca Underground Museum, Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega, Museu do Brincar
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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 look for gifts at Alma Lusitana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbra planner .

Coimbra is just a stone's throw from Aveiro. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach)
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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 ©

1
night
Porto

Porto
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Coimbra to Porto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Guimaraes on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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