18 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

18 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

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18 days in Porto & Guimaraes Itinerary

Start: Porto
1
Porto
— 14 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Guimaraes
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Porto

14
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 Estadio do Dragao. Get some historical perspective at Palacio da Bolsa and Guides In Portugal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Serralves and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Ilhavo (Praia da Vagueira, Praia da Barra, & more), Poco da Cesta - praia fluvial de Casal Novo (in Arganil) and Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Rua Santa Catarina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Fluvial de Burgaes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel planner.

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Ilhavo, Mindelo Beach, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Matosinhos Beach
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

3
nights
Guimaraes

Guimaraes ©
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then take in the exciting artwork at 9 Seculos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Quinta Santa Eufemia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, and then learn about winemaking at Quinta da Pacheca.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Guimaraes trip maker .

Traveling by car from Porto to Guimaraes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Lamego, Braga
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Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©

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